President Obama couldn’t find time to attend the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral, but he did find time on Wednesday to nominate a person to fill Scalia’s vacated seat and then try to shame Republicans into approving him.
Republican’s are pushing to postpone considering Obama’s nomination, citing Vice President Biden’s 1992 stance against a Republican president nominating someone to the U.S. Supreme Court during 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 argued in 1992.
Click below to hear White House press secretary Josh Earnest’s attempt to answer Fox News host Bret Baier’s question about why the “Biden Rule” suddenly doesn’t apply now:
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer posed the same question to Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and got the same predictable results while trying not to choke on her own hypocrisy…
Biden’s full 2 minute answer via C-SPAN below:
Exit thought by Senate majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell:
“As Chairman Grassley and I declared weeks ago and reiterated personally to President Obama, the Senate will continue to observe ‘The Biden Rule’ so that the American people have a voice in this momentous decision.”
Parting shot by Charles Krauthammer calling out Obama’s nomination as purely political…