Schumer in 2007: Don't confirm any Bush Supreme Court nominee

Macduff

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Sen. Chuck Schumer said in July 2007 that no George W. Bush nominee to the Supreme Court should be approved, except in extraordinary circumstances, 19 months before a new president was set to be inaugurated.
"We should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court, except in extraordinary circumstances," Schumer, a New York Democrat, said in prepared remarks to the American Constitution Society, a liberal legal organization.
Schumer cited ideological reasons for the delay.
"They must prove by actions, not words, that they are in the mainstream rather than we have to prove that they are not," Schumer said at the time.
Schumer in 2007: Don't confirm any Bush Supreme Court nominee | Washington Examiner

Of course, that was different.
 
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Macduff

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Here's the thing about these nominations. Everyone pretends that they aren't a partisan issue. But the truth is that they totally are. Everyone wants judges who will decide the way they like. Every once in a while, like with Schumer here, the mask will slip.
 

BDBoop

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Did a bunch of other democrats fall in behind him like a bunch of little lemmings and say Bush didn't even have the right to make a nomination?

No? Then it really was different.
 
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Here's the thing about these nominations. Everyone pretends that they aren't a partisan issue. But the truth is that they totally are. Everyone wants judges who will decide the way they like. Every once in a while, like with Schumer here, the mask will slip.
Or like now, when the façade of the entire Republican Party has slipped off and into the sewer.
 
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What excuse will they have to not confirm a nomination when a Democrat becomes president elect?
 

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