Editing out what Biden said doesn’t erase it from the public record. No matter HOW MANY TIMES you guys take his earlier statements out of context, we will remind you of the greater context. He WELCOMED BUSH’s nomination should a vacancy happen. You can’t make it disappear. *S*

There is, of course, no such thing as “The Biden Rule,” except maybe this statement that he  welcomes the president’s nomination.

“I believe that so long as the public continues to split its confidence between the branches, compromise is the responsible course both for the White House and for the Senate. <U><B>Therefore I stand by my position, Mr. President. If the President consults and cooperates with the Senate or moderates his selections absent consultation, then his nominees may enjoy my support as did Justices Kennedy and Souter</U></B>.” [C-SPAN, 2/22/16]