Video unearthed of Joe Biden from 1992, and it hurts Obama BIG TIME…
In the wake of Justice Scalia’s untimely death, the hypocrisy’s been flying around the topic of the timing of his replacement. Naturally, Democrats have argued for President Obama’s “constitutional responsibilities” — a laughable phrase in and of itself applied to Obama — to nominate Scalia’s successor before his term ends. The left’s righteous outrage to Republicans arguing for waiting until after the election has been deafening — despite Chuck Schumer arguing for something similar when Bush was in office AND a resolution passed by a Democrat-controlled Senate preventing a recess appointment.
And now, what may be the most inconvenient argument against President Obama’s nomination of Scalia’s replacement has just surfaced. Courtesy of none other than President Obama’s own vice president, Joe Biden.
Via The Blaze:
Before he was vice president, Sen. Joe Biden argued in 1992 against a Republican president nominating someone to the U.S. Supreme Court during an election year.
In a clip unearthed by C-SPAN Monday, the Delaware Democrat argued on the Senate floor that President George H.W. Bush should not nominate a new Supreme Court justice “in the full throes of an election year.”
“It is my view that if a Supreme Court Justice resigns tomorrow or within the next several weeks, or resigns at the end of the summer, President Bush should consider following the practice of a majority of his predecessors and not — and not — name a nominee until after the November election is completed,” Biden said in the clip, which C-SPAN posted on Twitter.