I wrote last week
about the Republican response to the death of SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia. There were intimations that they wouldn't even allow a debate or vote on any
candidate put forward by President Obama. It appears they are serious about this threat
Some senior Senate Republicans on Tuesday moved to slam the door shut on any Supreme Court nomination President Barack Obama will make as they voiced opposition to even committee hearings on a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
"That's the consensus view. ... No hearing, no vote," Senate Judiciary Committee member Lindsey Graham told reporters after leaving a private meeting of the panel's Republicans with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Separately, Senator John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican behind McConnell, said, "Correct," when asked by Reuters whether the path forward on any Obama nominee would be to deny that person a committee hearing.
They are trying to make the claim that the American People need to have a say in who the next justice will be by their votes in the November presidential election. I am waiting for at least ONE news reporter to ask them "Didn't the American people have their say by voting President Obama in for a second term? Didn't they do so knowing he might be called upon to put another justice onto the court?"