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Watch: Obama May Not Be Able to Replace Scalia After This Rare Footage Was Just Discovered

By Randy DeSoto. Video which recently surfaced of top Democrats talking about the Senate’s role in judicial appointments appears to hand Republicans game, set and match the debate whether Justice Antonin Scalia should be replaced this year.

C-Span tweeted video from 1992 on Monday of then Senator Joe Biden admonishing the Senate not to move forward on any potential nominees to the Supreme Court because it was a presidential election year.


“It would be our pragmatic conclusion that once the political season is underway — and it is — action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over,” Biden said in June of 1992. “That is what is fair to the nominee and essential to the process.”

“It is my view that if a Supreme Court justice resigns tomorrow, or within the next several weeks, or resigns at the end of the summer, President Bush should consider following the practice of a majority of his predecessors and not — and not — name a nominee until after the November election is completed,” the senator stated . . .

In 1992, Sen. Biden argued that not only should the Senate not vote on a nominee, it probably should not even go forward with a hearing in committee. “It is my view that if the president goes the way of Presidents Fillmore and Johnson, and presses an election year nomination, the Senate judiciary committee should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings on the nomination until after the political campaign season is over,” he said. (Read more from “Watch: Obama May Not Be Able to Replace Scalia After This Rare Footage Was Just Discovered” HERE)

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Supreme Court Holds First Session After Justice Scalia’s Death

By Pete Williams. Chief Justice John Roberts began Monday’s Supreme Court session — the first since Antonin Scalia’s death — with a tribute.

Roberts noted that the black drapery on Scalia’s chair and his spot on the bench “signifies a period of mourning the loss of our friend and colleague.” The seat will remain draped for roughly the next month.

It was a somber and emotional return to business for the court which is expected to hear 10 cases over the next two weeks, include a challenge to restrictions on Texas abortion clinics on March 2. Scalia’s unexpected death earlier this month brought the future of the court’s ideological makeup into sharp relief as a partisan showdown over his replacement on the bench looms.

Monday, however, was a day of reflection for the court . . .

Roberts noted — to laughter in the courtroom — that Scalia “argued his first and only case before the Supreme Court in 1976. He prevailed, establishing a perfect record before this court.” (Read more from “Supreme Court Holds First Session After Justice Scalia’s Death” HERE)

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  • Kent2012

    the clowns in the ahole democrapo party will be experiencing an overwhelming memory lose as to what joe bite me said eons ago…it will be like the little clown’s argument that the constitution in a living document and should be changed every time a pervert wants to do something that rational adults find offensive…or illegal..

    • wandamurline

      And the lamestream media will help them sweep it under the rug….I am sure that ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC are all crying right now because the Democrats’ best candidate, Jeb Bush, had to step out of the arena…..now the establishment Republicans and Democrats are wanting Rubio to win the candidacy….anything to keep Donald Trump from being the candidate. They say Donald cannot stand up to Clinton, but just remember that when she played the “woman/sexual” card on Trump, he came back and blasted her womanizing husband, Slick Willie, to the point that they (Hillary and Bill) would not talk about it. There has not been another peep from her on that subject…..Rubio will lose to Hillary because he is not mean enough to stand up against the Hildabeast….Trump will stand…..he has had everything in the kitchen thrown at him and he is still standing.

      • ArmyCombatVet

        You forgot the most important fact concerning Rubiocube, he is not a natural born citizen per the Constitution and should be immediately arrested for election fraud and theft of campaign contributions! Cruz is no better check out the 1795 court decision revising eligibility!

        • Joey Smith

          ArmyCombatVet, your view is a valid and honorable one. However, you are assuming that the Constitution hasn’t yet been weakened enough for it to fall.

          For years the liberals have been using the Constitution to destroy it. They pick and choose which parts suit their needs, reinterpret other parts which do not, then outright flaunt it when the first two do not work.

          We who believe in the Constitution have been playing fair, playing nice, and earnestly trying to follow it. AND WE HAVE BEEN LOSING. We will continue to lose unless we start playing with some of their same street rules.

          So, if a supposed non-citizen will right the ship, let’s elect him, and then we can sort out the legalities later. The 1795 court decision can be argued against, and I argue against it in this case. If it were a Democrat then I would not argue against it. Do consider fighting the liberals with their same tactics.

          Thank you for your service and for continuing the fight with your words and ideas.

          • ArmyCombatVet

            Thanks for your kind words. The reason I support Trump is I’m sick and tired of politicians who serve themselves not we the people. Rubio and Cruz can’t stop trying to lie their way onto the big chair. Well that dog won’t hunt! Our nation sits at the edge of the economic abyss thanks to our greedy treasonous politicians. The barrage of emails begging for money from both Cruz and Rubio makes me sick. Neither are eligible in my opinion and that of many others far more qualified that me! My oath prevents me from even giving them second glance! The time to have prevented the Titanic from running into that glacier, was before they hit it. As a nation we don’t have the time or the option to run into a glacier, in this case an illegal immigration and economic one! All that is necessary for evil to flourish, is for men of good conscience to remain silent.-Edmond Burke. If we get it wrong this time, there won’t be a next time!

            Joey, top of the ninth inning, bases loaded, you don’t send the water boy up to bat. You send Babe Ruth!

            Take care brother, just search your soul and do the right thing, it’s now or never!

          • Joey Smith

            ArmyCombatVet, you don’t disappoint.

            I will have no problem supporting Trump if he gets the nomination. He has the right temperament for being a good leader. However, I have some doubts as to whether he understands what freedom is. I am concerned if we will get more of the same. You know, attempts to use the government to make things “fair”.

            If you want another Reagan, I see Cruz as the closest thing to it. He has a proven record of jettisoning special interests and standing up to Congress, most notably filibustering Obamacare.

            Rand Paul was another great candidate with a proven record of standing up to the powers that be.

            Yet another great candidate is Ben Carson. Soft spoken, but a close scrutiny shows a very solid conservative, outside of politics, with nerves of steel. Easier to trust than a Trump in following his conservative beliefs.

            Rubio, again, a great candidate with proven anti-establishment actions. I won’t quibble over a couple of his non-conservative actions.

            In all, we conservative brothers are having out our internal debate right now. Whoever gets that nomination, we support.

      • bluff bunny

        I believe, based on his actions so far, that The Don would rip The Witch into tiny pieces and then watch them sail away on the breeze. She would probably have one of her ‘meltdowns’ if she had to debate with him.

  • Brian Perry

    Joe Biden v.s. Job Biden.

  • mikecnj

    Not believing the Lying O gives a crap what 1/2-Brains had to say 25 years ago.

  • MikeyParks

    It’s not just Biden who felt that way. The list of Democrats who agreed includes Obama himself, Hillary, Ted “Thank God he’s Dead” Kennedy, Leahy, Durbin and a dozen more Dem heavy hitters. Dems are hypocrites, but they sure don’t want it proven in public. They’d all better back off.

    • Exact a mundo.

    • Joey Smith

      Remember who they are. You can catch the Democrats in hypocrisy all day and all night but they will never back down. They will attack, attack and attack again. They feel they have the moral right to beat down their enemies using any means necessary.

      • bluff bunny

        If you tell a lie often enough, SOME will start believing it.

  • Nels

    This will make it harder for the Republicans to surrender to 0bammy, but they will. The Republican politicians are experts at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, and they will manage again here. They won’t pass up a chance to ensure another victory for the progressives, because Republican politicians are progressives.

    • KDC

      Have to agree with you.

    • jude

      imc connelil is already on his knees ready to surrender

  • Mr. potus, listen to the good advice of your trusted vpotus, NOW!!!!!

    • KDC

      Listen to Biden, the empty suit!….lol

  • Naturalism

    “The President… shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate… shall appoint Judges of the supreme Court”

    It doesn’t say the President has the power to do it. It doesn’t say the President can do it if he wants to. It says he shall do it. To fail to appoint a judge would be un-Constitutional. To obstruct the appointment of a judge would be un-Constitutional. History has multiple examples of Presidents replacing Supreme Court justices during elections, including during lame-duck terms.

    I join Joe Miller’s recognition of the un-Constitutionality of Joe Biden’s call, way back in the day. I join Joe Miller in demanding that this President and this Senate follow the Constitution and immediately move to fulfill their Constitutional obligation!

    • Paul

      Your comment is the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. Thank you for the gut buster. You’ve obviously been living in another planet for quite a while. The new national motto is ” do as I say and not as I do.” The laws and constitution only applies when it is used against the people. Government is above the laws. Get with the grove, buddy.

      • Naturalism

        Above the law? Then Obama should just install a new Justice, huh? No need for Congress to do its Constitutional obligation of giving advice and consent.

        I prefer going through the motions, but in this case I join your call for Obama to just bypass the intransigent Congress.

        • 4freedom

          Your correct about Congress giving advice and consent, then you won’t mind when they come back and say, no thanks to another radical country hating Saul Alinsky drenched progressive, Mr. President.

        • KDC

          But, they haven’t been doing their constitutional obligation. They’ve been doing BO’s bidding.

      • Joey Smith

        Paul, well said. The Constitution means about nothing these days, at least to the liberals. They have been extremely successful in undermining it. We conservatives are light years behind them in understanding their tactics. We constitutionalists ARE GETTING SPANKED.

    • KDC

      Though I agree with you. The teams aren’t playing by Constitutional rules. I’m sure something constitutional can be done to prevent it. ???

    • Joey Smith

      This is part of the checks and balances. Sure, he shall nominate one. Never said when.
      Also, the Senate has to consent. Never said when either.

      It is quite constitutional to delay giving your consent until, say, after an election.

      In any case, the liberals never let the Constitution get in the way of them using any means necessary to achieve their “moral social ends for universal justice and the good for everyone”.

      • ArmyCombatVet

        Interesting there was a time in the past where Biden strongly advocated against filling a Supreme Court seat in an election year. He felt it was inappropriate, that to the winner go the spoils so to speak. Now he works for the muslim impostor voted into office unlawfully, twice, with massive voter fraud, having never been vetted. Under rising pressure he turned over a totally fraudulent birth certificate as attested to by numerous document experts as a crudely pieced together fake! This begs the question, no other documents have to this day been released, for the first time in our nation’s history! One person was able through FOI to get a copy of his selective service registration. It was dated 08 which is blatant fraud. Every year the post office destroys the previous year’s registration forms and issues the current year’s version. The FOI copy secured before access was closed down showed the date as 08. This is simply impossible as it is always the whole year like 2008 and the date stamps are destroyed at the end of each year. I actually saw the selective service form that was retrieved through FOI before the access was removed! Completely fraudulent as is the entire muslim brotherhood administration!

        Look, I believe we both have the same view of the world around us and the vastly out of control federal government. That the people are America, not these career felons we elected to represent us, instead they represent themselves! Cruz is not the answer to our problems nor is Rubio they both cheat. Think about Cruz for a minute, he kept his Canadian birth certificate for 44 years, all but four while living in America and then renounced it in 2014 when he decided to put his name on the ballot for the top spot. Really, if your birth certificate says Canada that’s where you were born and where allegiance lies! There is a process that needs to be completed to change that to America once you are born. it’s called a CRBA with either the local American embassy or consulate. His mother never did that, therefore according to Canadian law he is in fact a Canadian citizen. Which begs the question, if in 2104 Cruz didn’t want to throw his name in the ring for the White House, would he of renounced his Canadian birth certificate……….NO! Rubio was born of two immigrant parents, not naturalized when he was born, game over! Must be born in America of parents who are citizens! Carson for surgeon general, not enough fire in the tank for the top spot! The real problem is not the GOP but the greatest criminal enterprise in American history…….not the Mafia, not even close! It’s the Clinton criminal cabal. The greatest traitors and criminals in American political history followed closely but amateur the current traitor in chief Hussein Soetoro Ogayboyo and his male partner!

  • fed up

    What’s the point of getting rid of the judge, if he doesn’t put in his radical progressive puppet.

  • Sam Hain

    Shortly after this video, Biden hit on Bush’s wife.

  • KDC

    Like they always say,” what’s good for the goose, is good for the gander”. The Libs always say, ” do as I say, not as I do”. So much for the cliché lesson.

  • mikecnj

    OMG Joe Miller, emperor 0 will do as he pleases : get away with it : and the complicit Re-pubic-ans will stay comfortably seated on the Gravy Train.