Schumer Flashback: 'We Should Not Confirm Any Bush Nominee to the Supreme Court'

Do as I say not as I do.

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Apparently Sen. Sen. Chuck Schumer doesn't remember that we live in the day and age of YouTube, where past remarks are archived for the world to drudge up and use against you. 

During a February 14 interview on ABC's This Week, the Democrat-fixture railed against Sen. Mitch McConnell and his vow to block any radical Supreme Court nominee President Obama might choose. 

Schumer condemned GOP "obstructionism" and in no uncertain terms declared that Democrats never engage in anything like that. In fact, he said that Republicans should take a lesson from Democrats and follow their example with the nomination Justice Anthony Kennedy.

"We Democrats didn’t do this," Schumer declared. "We voted 97-0 for Justice Kennedy in the last year of Reagan’s term." 

"A lot of the mainstream Republicans are going to say I may not follow [McConnell]."

Yet in 2007 when it came to then-nominees John Roberts and Samuel Alito Schumer sang a very different tune:

“I will do everything in my power to prevent one more ideological ally from joining (Justices John) Roberts and (Samuel) Alito,” and recommended the Senate, “should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court except in extraordinary circumstances.”

“The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society on July 27, 2007.

“With respect to the Supreme Court at least, I will recommend to my colleagues that we should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court except in extraordinary circumstances.”

“I will do everything in my power to prevent one more ideological ally from joining (John) Roberts and (Samuel) Alito on the court,” Schumer later added.

"Here, he [McConnel] doesn’t even know who the president’s going to propose and he says 'no we’re not having hearings, we’re not going to go forward' – to leave the Supreme Court vacant for 300 days in a divided time. This kind of obstructionism isn’t going to last," Schumer blasted. 

Yer another liberal case of do as I say not as I do. 

 

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