In a sharp turnaround from his remarks in 2016, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Sunday that it was nothing less than an “abuse of power” for President Trump and Republicans to move forward with the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Biden, who thought it was wholly appropriate for Barack Obama to fill a vacant seat in an election year, now says it is unacceptable for the GOP to do the same thing he advocated for back then.
“U.S. Constitution provides one chance — one — for the Americans to have their voices heard on who serves a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, who makes those big decisions about their healthcare, their civil rights, and much else,” said Biden. “That chance is now. That moment is now. And the voters, in my view, are not gonna stand for this abuse of power. And if we’re to call ourselves a Democracy, their voices must be heard.”
What…abuse of power? What are you talking about, Joe?
It’s funny that you would bring up the U.S. Constitution, because we might have assumed from your message that you’d never read the thing. Here’s a hint: It certainly doesn’t say anything about waiting until after the election to nominate a new justice to the court.
Aren’t you embarrassed, Joe?
After all, it was you, in 1992, who was urging President George Bush not to nominate a new Supreme Court justice to the court until after the election. And then it was you, in 2016, telling everyone who would listen that Merrick Garland should get a vote in the Senate. And now it’s you, with the parties flipped again, arguing that it would be an “abuse of power” for Republicans to confirm Amy Coney Barrett. Hypocrisy is one thing, Mr. Biden, but this is just humiliating. Like…this is approaching high comedy!
Well, actually, we take that back. Given that Biden said the Senate should “stand up to the Constitution you swore to uphold,” we’ve passed high comedy and moved on to a whole new level of absurdity. This guy is just saying whatever comes to his broken, enfeebled mind.
Sure, let’s put this guy in charge of the country. What could possibly go wrong?