(JustPatriots.com)- During televised remarks made on Sunday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said that the Republicans moving forward on the nomination and confirmation vote of a new Supreme Court justice is an “abuse of power,” but the Constitution disagrees.
Biden even invoked the United States Constitution in an attempt to defend his point, saying that because people have already started voting by mail – something that wouldn’t be happening if the Democrats hadn’t pushed so hard for it – then the nomination wasn’t the right thing to do.
“U.S. Constitution provides on chance – one – for the Americans to have their voices heard on who serves a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court, who makes those big decisions about their healthcare, their civil rights, and much else,” Biden said during the speech.
“That chance is now. That moment is now. And the voters, in my view, are not gonna stand for this abuse of power. And if we’re to call ourselves a Democracy, their voices must be heard,” he added.
It’s the weird loophole that the Democrats have been searching for to bypass their hypocrisy on the issue, given their rampant support for President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland in March 2016.
The people did, however, choose – back in 2016. President Donald Trump won the presidency and will be president until at least January 2021, and potentially for another four years after that. Even though the presidential election is just weeks away, Donald Trump will be president until next year.
And under the United States Constitution, a president must nominate a Supreme Court justice, and the Senate has the duty to vote to confirm or reject that nomination. In almost every single instance of a president nominating a Supreme Court justice in his final term in office, that nomination has been confirmed if the Senate was held by the same party as the White House.
Over the weekend, President Donald Trump official nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court, and Senator Lindsay Graham confirmed that the nomination hearings would begin on October 12. Graham, who is the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, said he expects that the committee process will be over by October 26.