Schumer’s Shameless Hypocrisy

SEN. SCHUMER: ‘There Is No Reason—No Reason, No Argument, No Logic—To Justify Flipping Your Position 180 Degrees And Calling It Some Kind Of Principle’

SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “[T]hey know there is no reason—no reason, no argument, no logic—to justify flipping your position 180 degrees and calling it some kind of principle. It is not. It is utterly craven …” (Sen. Schumer, Remarks, 9/21/2020)


SCHUMER TODAY: ‘Leader McConnell And The Republican Senate Majority Have No Right To Fill’ A Supreme Court Vacancy

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “If you care about these things and the kind of country we live in—this election, and this vacancy, mean everything. And by all rights, by every modicum of decency and honor, Leader McConnell and the Republican Senate majority have no right to fill it. No right.” (Sen. Schumer, Remarks, 9/21/2020)


SCHUMER IN 2016: ‘We Have A Vacancy On The Court Now Right In Front Of Us That Must Be Filled,’ ‘It Is The Senate’s Job To Consider Supreme Court Nominees,’ ‘Once The President Nominates Someone, We Need To Have Hearings … And Then There Should Be A Vote’

SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “Just as the President has a constitutional responsibility to name a nominee to the Court, the Senate has a constitutional duty to provide advice and consent on that nominee. Frankly, it is the Senate’s job to consider Supreme Court nominees, and the American people expect the Senate to do its job.” (Sen. Schumer, Congressional Record, S.931, 2/23/2016)

SCHUMER: “Senators raised their right hand, swore an oath to the Constitution that says they should advise and consent on Supreme Court nominees…. There’s a vacancy right now. We have a president right now. He’s going to put forward a nominee shortly. The time to do our job is right now. Senators have a job to do no matter who is in the White House.” (Sen. Schumer, Press Conference, 3/01/2016)

SCHUMER: “The Constitution very clearly lays out the job the Senate has to do when it comes to filling a Supreme Court vacancy…. Both sides over the last week have been tossing old quotes about judges and the Supreme Court back and forth…. But here’s the point…. [N]ot one of those quotes affect an actual vacancy or an actual nominee. Not one of the quotes changes the fact that we have a vacancy on the Court now right in front of us that must be filled.” (Sen. Schumer, Press Conference, 2/23/2016)



Related Issues: Senate Democrats, Supreme Court, Judicial Nominations