Does Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) support blocking Supreme Court nominees or not? It seems to depend on who’s president at the time.
On today’s show, Doc revisited Schumer’s stance in 2007, when he supported blocking any nominees from President George W. Bush. In 2016, Schumer changed his tune when he said the Senate should confirm President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, just months before the presidential election.
After Wednesday's retirement announcement from Justice Anthony Kennedy, Schumer switched it up again – saying that the Senate should wait to confirm another justice until after the midterm elections in November. (Read our explainer here to learn more about Kennedy's retirement.)