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Bork and Biden

From Bork’s The Tempting of America:

The groups were also putting pressure on senators who might be undecided. Senator Biden told the Philadelphia Inquirer in November 1986, “Say the administration sends up Bork and after our investigation he looks a lot like another Scalia, I’d have to vote for him and if the groups tear me apart, that’s the medicine I’ll have to take, I’m not Teddy Kennedy.” My record was in fact almost identical to Scalia’s. . . .

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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