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Barack Obama, Joe Biden perform total 180 on filling Supreme Court vacancy in election year

Added 09-19-20 02:17:02pm EST - “'That's not in the constitutional text'” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Barack Obama, Joe Biden perform total 180 on filling Supreme Court vacancy in election year”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama declared Friday the Supreme Court vacancy caused by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death should not be filled until after the election.

Their position is a complete reversal of what they said in 2016, when Antonin Scalia's sudden death left a vacancy on the high court just nine months before the presidential election.

In response to Republicans who vowed to not consider Obama's nominee — Appellate Judge Merrick Garland — Biden said it is acceptable to move forward with Supreme Court hearings even just months before an election.

Biden's comments, made in March 2016, came in response to Republicans citing a speech he delivered in 1992 about election year Supreme Court nominations. He said:

But Biden said on Friday: "Let me be clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg."

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