RNLA ED Michael Thielen: Biden's History on Judges Will Come Back to Haunt Him

Yesterday, the Committee for Justice hosted a webinar on the Supreme Court and the 2020 election featuring RNLA Executive Director Michael Thielen, Curt Levey of the Committee for Justice, and Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network.  In his remarks, Mr. Thielen outlined presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's history regarding judges and judicial confirmations.  He described how then-Senate Judiciary Chairman Biden presided over both the character assassination of Robert Bork, creating the new term "borking," and the late, discredited attack on Clarence Thomas that created the playbook used against Brett Kavanaugh:

So in a very real sense, Biden started the ugliness we have on judicial confirmations and in a very real way made them a top issue in politics. . . .

More importantly, the issue's going to come down to Trump and Biden. For Biden, his history is going to come back and haunt him. For two completely different reasons, the right and left both hate, or dislike, the way that Senator Biden handled Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing. And the middle's also going to be upset with Biden, because Biden can't articulate himself well on this issue, because . . . he's been on both sides of this issue at various times.  So he'll look weak to the left, confused to the middle, and quite frankly, evil to the right.

Mr. Thielen also described the history of judicial confirmations in the past 20 years and how judicial confirmations are one of President Trump's greatest strengths, in contrast to Vice President Biden's weakness on the issue.

The entire webinar can be viewed here: