Hypocrisy & Supreme Court Nominations

Hypocrisy is unattractive in politics. There’s certainly an argument to be made that the US Senate should review and vote on who the president nominates for Supreme Court this year, but that argument cannot be credibly made by President Obama and Senator Schumer, who are both all over the news doing exactly that. Based on their prior actions, they are both hypocrites. Obama was part of a filibuster against Justice Alito nomination in 2006, and here’s what Schumer said in 2007 – at the end of Bush Presidency:
“Given the track record of this President and the experience of obfuscation at the hearings, with respect to the Supreme Court, at least: I will recommend to my colleagues that we should not confirm a Supreme Court nominee.”
Jim Maisano

(Jim serves as a Westchester County Legislator)