Following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, presidential nominee Joe Biden issued a statement honoring Ginsburg and stating that there’s simply not enough time to fill her seat.
“That is the position the United States Senate must take today, and the election is only 46 days off,” Biden said. “I think the fastest justice ever confirmed was 47 days, and the average is closer to 70 days. And so they should do this with full consideration, and that is my hope and expectation, on what will happen.”
Looks like Biden has gotten his facts mixed up yet again.
The truth is that there’s been three recent Justices confirmed in less than 45 days, one of whom was Justice Ginsburg herself.
Three Supreme Court Justices, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, were confirmed by the Senate within 45 days of their formal nomination date.
According to Senate records, Justices Ginsburg, John Paul Stevens, and Sandra Day O’Connor were all confirmed in a short period of time. Stevens’s confirmation in 1975 took 19 days, O’Connor’s confirmation in 1981 took 33 days, and Ginsburg’s confirmation in 1993 took 42 days.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s formal Supreme Court nomination was sent to the Senate on June 22, 1993. Her confirmation hearing began on July 20, and the Senate voted to confirm her on August 3. The entire process took 42 days. https://t.co/Es6goc6mmo
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 19, 2020
So contrary to what Biden is saying, there’s indeed plenty of time for Trump to appoint a new Supreme Court Justice.
I say we set a new record and get it done in 30 days!
After all, the odds of Biden actually winning this election are pretty slim, despite what these doctored up polls are stating.
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