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…
By Tom Quiner
Democratic Senator, Diane Feinstein, says she will most likely oppose the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
In today’s nomination hearings, she said that Judge Gorsuch’s view that “the intentional taking of a human life by private persons is always wrong” is a deal killer.
In her view, a decent man isn’t qualified to sit on the Supreme Court because he believes murder is wrong. A majority of her party agrees with her.
Donald Trump has done everything wrong EXCEPT for nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This is the view of Barack Obama’s lawyer. You read that correctly… More…