Joe Biden: Trump judges have ‘no interest … in the traditional reading of the Constitution’

Joe Biden: Trump judges have ‘no interest … in the traditional reading of the Constitution’

[Ed. – Hard to know if he was just lying again or confused.]

Trump has prided himself on nominating constitutional originalists, who interpret the Constitution and the law through the original text as understood when written. Biden favors a “living Constitution” approach that interprets the Constitution and the law through a “penumbra” of rights beyond those actually provided in the text.

Biden was addressing an audience of about 400 in a local gymnasium to close out his two-day swing through the Palmetto State.

He began with his usual stump speech, claiming that President Trump had called neo-Nazis “very fine people” in “Charlotte” (he meant Charlottesville). In reality, Trump saidthe neo-Nazis should be “condemned totally.”

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Biden added that there was a “direct line” between Trump’s rhetoric on immigration and the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month. He cited the shooter’s manifesto — without noting that the shooter said he was not inspired by Trump.

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