Why the ‘Biden Rule’ is Garbage

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Tommy performs vivisection on this favorite talking point of Republican office holders.

From Tommy Christopher, at the Daily Banter:

President Obama‘s nomination of DC Circuit Court Chief JudgeMerrick Garland has escalated the fight to replace deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has taken to citing something called “The Biden Rule” as justification for not taking up Garland’s nomination, or any other from the current president.

That “rule” is, of course, not actually a rule at all, but rather one in a sea of bipartisan pull-quotes that have been deployed by one side or the other in order to prove that, gee whiz, senators like to get their way on lifetime appointments.


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