If President Obama decides to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia despite calls from Congress to wait until the next President is in office, he’ll do so in direct conflict with his own actions in 2006. Against President Bush’s nomination of Justice Alito, Obama and his peers in the Senate attempted a filibuster.
The precedent is very clear; nomination of Supreme Court Justices in the final year of a President’s term does not happen without conflict. He should expect a fight just as he helped to bring the fight to the Republicans when he was on the other side of the fence.
Here’s him stammering through a clearly unexpected question:
The Democrats are participating in pure hypocrisy, but they have the gall to pretend like this is somehow the Republicans’ fault.