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Pinocchio Schumer



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In 2003 Senator Schumer, along with Kennedy and Durbin, voted in the Senate Judiciary Committee against favorably reporting John Roberts’s D.C. Circuit nomination to the Senate floor. (There was not a roll-call vote on the Senate floor.) Yet today, according to an unofficial transcript of his speech on the Ginsburg Standard, Schumer stated:

“I continue to have an open mind about John Roberts and look forward to the hearings. I believe my fellow Democrats have an open mind, as well. . . . And let me make it clear, this is not a coy posture or political posture.”

No, it’s a blatantly mendacious posture.



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