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In September 2020, Democratic Senators were unified: No President should nominate a Supreme Court Justice during an election year. With the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, they now face a similar dilemma. Let’s see their positions just 16 months ago.
Chuck Schumer (D–NY): “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled.”
Bob Menendez (D–NJ): “We owe the American people a voice in a decision that will shape the course of our country for generations.”Elizabeth Warren: ”Mitch McConnell and his henchmen believe that they can ram through a Supreme Court justice only 45 days from the election.”
Richard Blumenthal (D–CT): “The American people must have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice.”
Bernie Sanders (I–VT): “We should let voters decide. Period.”
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA): “Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave her all to us, and I will give mine to making sure the American people have their next President before her seat is filled.”
Tammy Baldwin (D–IL): “Voters across America should be allowed to cast their ballots first, before a Supreme Court nomination and confirmation process moves forward.”
Joe Manchin (D–WV): “Let the election happen and see where we go from there.”
Patrick Leahy (D–VT): “Apparently the American people do not get a voice when the White House and Senate are under the control of the same party.”
Sherrod Brown (D–OH): “We should not fill this Supreme Court vacancy until the American people have a chance to make their voices heard in this election.”
We can rest assured, Democrats will not be hypocritical and will wait until the new Senate is sworn in January 2023.Published in