Restoring “Honesty” to the White House: Joe Biden went to the Constitution Center and told lie after lie about the Constitution, the Supreme Court and his own past statements.
To sum up the major whoppers:
No, Trump did not wait until after Ruth Bader Ginsburg died to demand that Biden release his list of potential SCOTUS nominees. He’s been doing that since he released his own list on September 9th. (Some pundits noted that since Biden has pledged to nominate a woman of color, which restricts his potential candidates to liberal, female, minority, top-level federal judges, his list should be very short and quite easy to compile -- or to guess.)
No, Constitutional norms don’t bar the Senate from confirming a SCOTUS nominee in an election year. That argument against an Obama nominee was called the “Biden rule” in 2016, and Biden insisted that it didn’t exist.
Biden also claimed that the SCOTUS doesn’t meet again until after the election. Its next session starts October 5th.
But to give him credit, Biden did say one thing that’s true: "We can't keep rewriting history, scrambling norms, ignoring our cherished system of checks and balances."
It would have been nice, though, if everything else he says wasn’t an attempt to do just that.