As Twitchy reported, earlier today, CSPAN dug up a clip of Joe Biden back in 1992 saying that President Bush, in the event of a SCOTUS vacancy,

“should not, should not name a nominee until after the November election is completed. The Senate, too, Mr. President, must consider how it would respond to a Supreme Court vacancy that would occur in the full throes of an election year. It is my view that if the president goes the way of Presidents Fillmore and Johnson and presses an election year nomination, the Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings on the nomination until ever — until after the political campaign season is over.”

Well, about that:

Here’s the full statement:

Yeah … OK, Joe.

Too bad for him, “nearly a quarter century” isn’t long enough to erase what he said. On the record.




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