Joe Biden says the President should “Not Name” a Supreme Court Nominee Until after the Election!



Vice President Joe Biden has argued that it is wholly inappropriate for the President of the United States to nominate someone to the Supreme Court in an election year.

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No, he didn’t say this recently, but he did say it.

It was June, 1992 when then Senator Joe Biden stood up to tell President George H.W. Bush that he ought not nominate anyone to the Supreme Court until after the November elections.

“President Bush should consider following the practice of the majority of his predecessors and not, and not, name a nominee until after the November election is completed.” 

Interestingly, the vast majority of Democrats in Congress agreed with Biden back in 1992 – I wonder what Biden’s friends in the Democrat Party would have to say to this argument now? If their opinion has changed, and it likely has, what would account for that shift in thought? How would 2016 be any difference than 1992? Of course it’s no different, and the truth is that Biden’s argument was as faulty then as it is now.

While President Obama is well within his authority as President to nominate anyone he’d like to the Supreme Court at any time that he’d like – the GOP is just as right to reject that nominee thanks to the authority bestowed on the Congress by the Constitution.


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