FLASHBACK: Obama, Biden And Other Democrats Were Fine With SCOTUS Picks During An Election Year

Now that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away, a battle is already unfolding in Washington about naming her replacement.

Trump and Mitch McConnell have already said that they will name a replacement and hold a vote in the Senate. Democrats and the media are crying foul, but they sang a different tune in 2016.

Obama, Joe Biden and other Democrats were just fine with a Supreme Court pick in an election year.

This is from NBC News in 2016:

Obama on SCOTUS Pick: ‘The Constitution Is Pretty Clear’

President Barack Obama on Tuesday repeated his vow to nominate a “well qualified candidate” to the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia…

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But “the Constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now,” Obama said Tuesday at a press conference following the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Rancho Mirage, California. “When there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the president of the United States is to nominate someone, the Senate is to consider that nomination, and either they disapprove of the nominee or that nominee is elevated to the Supreme Court.”

“Historically, this has not been viewed as a question,” Obama said.

“There’s no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off years, that’s not in the constitutional text,” Obama said. “I’m amused when I hear people who claim to be strict interpreters of the Constitution suddenly reading into it provisions that are not there.”

Here’s the video:

Here’s what Biden said:

And What about Chuck Schumer?

Keep all of this in mind as they try to block Trump’s SCOTUS pic to replace RBG.

 

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