We are still carefully examining the transcript of Biden’s address in Philadelphia, but here are two initial checks.
Biden also said Trump’s campaign didn’t ask him to release such a list until after Ginsburg’s death.
“We can’t keep rewriting history, scrambling the rules, ignoring our beloved system of checks and balances. That includes the whole thing of releasing a list of potential candidates I’d like to propose. Now they’re saying, after that – after Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead, they said, “Biden should publish his list.” No wonder the Trump campaign asked me to publish the list only after his death. It̵
Facts first: This is simply wrong. The Trump campaign and Trump himself had repeatedly claimed prior to Ginsburg’s death that Biden should release a list of potential Supreme Court candidates.
Supreme Court dates
To support his argument that the Senate should wait to confirm the next justice, Biden said: “By the way, there are no court sessions between now and the end of this election.”