(WASHINGTON TIMES) Vice President Joseph R. Biden attacked former Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork, an adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in front of a black audience Thursday for plotting to roll back civil rights gains if Mr. Romney defeats President Obama in November.
“Just close your eyes and imagine what the Romney Justice Department will look like,” Mr. Biden told the annual gathering of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Houston. “Imagine when his senior adviser on constitutional issues is Robert Bork. Imagine the recommendations for who is likely to be picked as attorney general or the head of the civil rights division.”
Mr. Bork, a former solicitor general in the Nixon administration who was rejected by the Senate in 1987 for a seat on the Supreme Court, is a chairman of the Romney campaign’s justice advisory committee.