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Not what he said in 2007:

New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush “except in extraordinary circumstances.”

“We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. “The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.”

Via NRO:

Sen. Chuck Schumer said Republicans should follow the example Democrats set with Anthony Kennedy and help President Obama fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Appearing today on This Week, Schumer warned Republicans not to follow Senate Majority Leader “over the cliff” and refuse votes on any Obama nominee.

Sen. McConnell, Schumer said, “doesn’t even know who the president’s going to propose and he said, ‘no, we’re not having hearings; we’re not going to go forward to lead the Supreme Court vacant at 300 days in a divided time.’”

This kind of obstructionism isn’t going to last.” “We Democrats didn’t do this,” Schumer said. “We voted 97-0 for Justice Kennedy in the last year of Reagan’s term.”

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