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Biden says he never opposed confirming Supreme Court nominees pre-election

February 23, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Vice President Joe Biden is pushing back after opponents of approving President Barack Obama’s nominee highlighted remarks Biden made on the Senate floor in 1992 with archival video being circulated online.

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Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee at the time and said that, should a Supreme Court vacancy arise, then-President George H.W. Bush shouldn’t nominate a replacement until after that fall’s presidential election.

In one clip, Biden is seen saying:

Here’s a clip of that speech.

But Biden says in a statement that’s not an accurate description of his views. He notes he also said in that speech that the Senate and White House should work together to overcome differences. In addition, he points to his role during the 1988 confirmation of Justice Kennedy Read more…

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