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According to The Washington Examiner’s Paige Winfield Cunningham, “Congress typically approves election-year Supreme Court nominations.” According to The Federalist’s Gabriel Malor, “There’s Ample Precedent for Rejecting Lame Duck Supreme Court Nominees.”
According to New York Senator Charles E. Schumer, a ‘powerful member of the Democratic leadership’ Senate Republicans should follow the example Democrats set with Anthony Kennedy and help President Obama fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Appearing today on This Week, Schumer Warned Republicans not to follow Senate Majority Leader “Over the cliff” and refuse votes on any Obama nominee.
Senator McConnell, Schumer said, “doesn’t even know who the president’s going to propose and he said, ‘no we’re not having hearings, were not going to go forward to lead the Supreme Court vacant at 300 days in a divided time.”
“We Democrats didn’t do this,” Schumer said.”We voted 97 – 0 for Justice Kennedy in the last year of Reagan’s term.
Senator Charles Schumer in July, 2007: “No George W. Bush nominee to the Supreme Court should be approved, except in extraordinary circumstances.” Nineteen months before a new president was set to be inaugurated.
“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.
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