Oh, the Hypocrisy! Obama Demands Senate Detain Vote on New Supreme Court Nominee Until After Elections

Barack Obama demanded that Republicans refrain from voting on a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsberg until after the election, when he hopes Biden will win.

Democrats are clearly regretting their 2013 decision to pull the trigger on the “nuclear option,” when Mitch McConnell’s fervent opposition to the Obama Administration’s agenda pushed Democratic leader Harry Reid’s back against the wall. As CBS News explains in much more detail (Reid first invoked the rule only for cabinet posts), the death of the 60-vote threshold for cabinet appointees and federal judges has a long history that stretches back to the George W Bush era.

When Reid first invoked “the nuclear option” – as Bush-era GOP Congressional leader Trent Lott infamously termed it – then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned “you’ll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think.” [ … ]

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