Oh, how things have changed.
Democrats are drooling at the chance for Biden to place a nominee on the Supreme Court.
So much so, in fact, that Schumer is gushing to tell the media how quickly they will push this nominee through.
Yet, he took quite a different approach when Trump had made his nominations.
Get ‘Er Done!
In announcing how Biden’s nominee will be handled once named, Schumer stated, “President Biden’s nominee will receive a prompt hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee and will be considered and confirmed by the full United States. Senate with all deliberate speed.”
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) also vowed to rush this through.
He stated that he looked “forward to moving the President’s nominee expeditiously through the Committee.”
Let’s now dial this back to September 2020.
Schumer took quite a different tone at the time.
On Barrett’s nomination, Schumer, at the time, stated, “The Republican lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, as everyone knows, will be heard one week after the election.
“Senate Republicans are rushing to jam Judge Barrett’s confirmation through in time for her to hear arguments in that very case.
“Not one for subtlety, President Trump tweeted, on Saturday, that our health care law will be replaced ‘if terminated by the Supreme Court.'”
He later added, “After holding a Supreme Court vacancy open for 8 months before a presidential election, President Trump and Leader McConnell are doing what no Senate has done before: shamelessly rushing to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat less than 40 days before a presidential election.”
Isn’t it funny how they totally change their attitude regarding pushing a nominee through the process as quickly as possible now that they have a Democrat in office?
If this nomination goes through quicker than 40 days, let’s see how much of a ruckus get caused by the GOP.
Do you think Democrats will push this nomination through as quickly as possible?
Do you think Schumer is a hypocrite for his stance against Trump while now pushing for a fast approval of Biden’s nominee?
Tell us in the comments section below.
Sources: The Hill & Democrats.Senate.Gov