In 2007, Sen. Chuck Schumer was among those who vowed to block any high court picks of then-President George W. Bush during his final year in office.

Today, Schumer continued to explain why using his own words against him is not an apples-to-apples comparison:

You can watch Schumer’s full answer at the link, but here’s the shorter version:

Joe Biden also commented recently that he didn’t really mean what he said in 1992 about potential SCOTUS nominees. And of course Obama now regrets his decision as a senator in 2006 to filibuster the nomination of Samuel Alito.