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.