(FiveNation.com)- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden proved his hypocrisy once again following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The former vice president said that a new supreme court justice should not be nominated until after the election, arguing that it is the duty of the next president – whether that is Donald Trump in his second term or a newly-elected President Joe Biden – should choose Ginsburg’s replacement instead.
It stands in stark contrast to what he said in 2016 when there was a vacancy on the Supreme Court during the lame-duck period of Obama’s administration. Then-Vice-President Joe Biden argued that a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia should be chosen at haste, and even argued that President Barack Obama had a “constitutional duty” to fill the seat.
That’s quite different from what he is saying today, and it’s very well documented, too. In a New York Times opinion piece in 2016, Biden said, “the president has the constitution to nominate; the Senate has the constitutional obligation to provide advice and consent.”
Sounds like what President Donald Trump is saying right now, doesn’t it?
Biden accurately explains how it is “plainly written in the Constitution that both presidents and senators swear an oath to uphold and defend” the document.
“That’s why I was so surprised and saddened to see Republican leaders tell President Obama and me that they would not even consider a Supreme Court nominee this year,” Biden said, pretending he cares about the Constitution. “No meetings. No hearings. No votes. Nothing. It is an unprecedented act of obstruction. And it risks a stain on the legacy of all those complicit in carrying out this plan.”
Are we meant to believe the Democrats wouldn’t do the same? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has already shown how nasty she’s willing to be by suggesting that she wouldn’t rule out impeaching President Donald Trump or Attorney General William Barr in an attempt to stop Ginsburg’s seat being filled.
Biden said that he would “go forward with a confirmation process as chairman, even a few months before a presidential election, if the nominee were chosen with the advice, and not merely the consent, of the Senate.” He made the claims during a Georgetown University speech in 2016.
Do the Democrats have no shame?