Harry Reid Wishes Republicans Would Follow ‘Biden Rule’

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Sen. [crscore]Harry Reid[/crscore] said Thursday that he wishes Republicans would follow the “Biden Rule,” which says a Supreme Court nominee should not be considered in presidential election year.

But it appears Reid does not know what the Biden Rule means as he believes the Senate should hear and confirm President Obama’s nominee.

GOP senators have been fighting back against Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court by citing the words of his own vice president. (RELATED: Obama Supreme Court Nominee Supported Hearing To Ban DC Handguns)

In 1988, then-senator Joe Biden said, “The Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings on the nomination until after the political campaign season is over.”

He continues to say, “that is what is fair to the nominee and essential to the process.”


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