No it's not. Are you familiar with the Nuclear Option and the Senate Rules? Biden wasn't a Senator when Ried and then McConnell used the N.O. to push through nominees.Proof is missing, please post a link to your statement what Biden did or said over 25 years ago is a rule, it was an opinion. An opinion which carried no weight in law or equity.Wrong analysis. McConnell made the rule. This is sleaze of the highest order.Simply ask yourself what the Democrats would do. If they thought the possibility existed that they may lose a SCOTUS nomination, they would not count the cost nor would they give a single fuck what the minority leader had to say.That was the precedent that was set in 2016.They are playing games. They really want Pres. Trump to rush in nominating his choice. But he needs to take his time to elect someone to fill the position. He should do it after the election, when he has both control over the House and the Senate. But then, if they has a bunch of paid protesters at the congressional hearings. That it will be hard for them to stay six feet apart under this mask mandate at these hearings.
And so I wonder what these brood of vipers are up to..
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a statement Friday following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, advising Republicans not to confirm a replacement before the election.
“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice,” the New York Democrat said in a statement. “Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”
The two parties have battled over filling high court vacancies close to an election.
Democrats wanted the Senate to consider Judge Merrick Garland, whom President Barack Obama nominated to replace Justice Antonin Scalia in 2015.
But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, would not take up Garland’s nomination, and it paid off for the GOP when Donald Trump defied the polls and won in 2016.
McConnell, who has ensured the confirmation of hundreds of conservative judges over the past three and a half years, has indicated repeatedly that he would move a nominee if a high court vacancy occurs late in Trump’s term.
Schumer may staunchly oppose taking up a Trump nominee right before the election, but he has little ability to stop McConnell. Both parties have stripped away the filibuster for judges, and now, only 51 votes are needed to confirm a Supreme Court justice.
Schumer declares Supreme Court vacancy should not be filled until after election in wake of RBG deathMinority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a statement Friday following Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, advising Republicans not to confirm a replacement before the election.www.washingtonexaminer.com
However, I fully expect the Republicans to do nominate and vote on a pick before 1/20/21 regardless of who wins. And I can't blame them a bit for the hypocrisy. Politically, waiting is a non-starter.
Republicans need to act exactly the way the Democrats would act. Nominate and sit a good SC candidate before November.McConnell made the rule.
Biden made the rule. in 1992
(psst, it's in the Congressional Record.)
and that's as much as rule as McConnells comments.