C-SPAN Digs Up 1992 Video of Joe Biden Making Republicans’ Current Argument to Wait on a Scalia Repl

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    Now, Biden is the vice president of the in-power party, and President Barack Obama has promised to fulfill his “constitutional responsibilities” to nominate a successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia before his term ends.

    But many Republicans have called for Obama’s successor to make the nomination to fill the vacancy. And in 1992, Biden made the same argument:

    It is my view that if the president goes the way of Fillmore and Johnson, and presses an election-year nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings on the nomination until after the political campaign season is over.

    He added that a lame duck president making the pick would be unfair.

    It would be our pragmatic conclusion that once the political season is underway, and it is, action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over. That is what is fair to the nominee and essential to the process. Otherwise, it seems to me Mr. President, we will be in deep trouble as an institution.


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