First there was the Biden Doctrine.
Then-Senator, Joe Biden, intoned in 1992 that President George H.W. Bush should “not name a nominee until after the November election is completed.”
Even more, the Senate Judicial Committee “should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings on the nomination until AFTER the political campaign season is over.” [Emphasis mine.]
In other words, if a vacancy arose on the Court during an election year, the current president should take a pass on nominating a replacement and defer to the newly-elected president.
In 2007, Chuck Schumer embraced the Biden Doctrine, doubling down on their obstructionist philosophy in this speech to the American Constitution Society… More…