Chuck Schumer spoke out Sunday on ABC’s This Week against Republican senators’ plans to filibuster any judicial nominee nominated by Barack Obama in his final months in office.
“Well, the job, first and foremost, is for the president to nominate and for the Senate to hold hearings and go through the process. You know, the Constitution, Ted Cruz holds the Constitution, you know, when he walks through the halls of Congress. Let him show me the clause that says president’s only president for three years
Here, he doesn’t even know who the president’s going to propose and he said, no, we’re not having hearings; we’re not going to go forward to lead the Supreme Court vacant at 300 days in a divided time.
This kind of obstructionism isn’t going to last. And you know, we Democrats didn’t do this. When in the — we nominated — we voted 97-0 for Justice Kennedy in the last year of Reagan’s term.”
Well hold on Senator, we seem to recall you going out of your way to bluntly tell the George W. Bush administration that you would filibuster any Supreme Court nominee they put forward in the next two years because you didn’t care for the ideology of his previous two nominees.
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