(ReliableNews.org) – Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden couldn’t wait 24 hours before tossing Ruth Bader Ginsburg aside as a person and using her as a political tool. On top of that, he managed to put his hypocrisy center-stage at the same time. Oh, and if you’re keeping score — President Trump’s response added to Biden’s self-inflicted injury.
With her family at her side, the iconic justice quietly passed away Friday after battling various ailments in the last few years. Although Biden did post a brief statement on Twitter complimenting her “pursuit” of “equal justice,” he couldn’t wait to politicize things. (Actually, he did wait, precisely 5 minutes to be exact from the time of his first tweet to the one you see below.)
Let me be clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 19, 2020
Aside from weaponizing Ginsburg’s death, there’s Biden’s overwhelming hypocrisy to consider as well. The New York Times published a Biden op-ed a few weeks after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in 2016.
For about 1000 words, Biden insisted the Senate had a “constitutional obligation” to vote on Obama’s replacement nominee for Scalia. Now, it seems he wants to deny President Trump the “constitutional duty” of naming Ginsburg’s successor.
On the flip-side, President Trump posted an incredible tweet honoring Ginsberg, holding off until the following day before posting about naming a replacement. Too bad Biden seems unwilling or unable to follow Trump’s lead.
America needs a president who can lead, not one mired in a marsh of partisanship coupled with mind-numbing contradiction.
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