- Apr 2010
- Pittsburgh, PA
Schumer in 2007: Don't confirm any Bush Supreme Court nominee | Washington ExaminerSen. 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.
Of course, that was different.