BREAKING: President Obama intends to nominate successor for Scalia on Supreme Court: @CNN
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 14, 2016
And here is a CRS report to answer all of your Supreme Court vacancy, nomination questions https://t.co/TEVUjwNcU0
— Paul Blumenthal (@PaulBlu) February 13, 2016
Last time we had this situation: Marshall retiring with a year left in HW Bush's term. In that case,the Dem senate confirmed Clarence Thomas
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 13, 2016
Given the chance to self-immolate (again), the GOP Senate simply could not resist…
Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 13, 2016
Scenario many Dems could live with: a bitter, months-long confirmation battle w/Cruz as face of the oppositionhttps://t.co/X0hgXsDgmT
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) February 13, 2016
Cherry picking which Constitutional powers a president can & cannot exercise in his final year in office is the kind of thing Scalia hated
— Wyeth Ruthven (@wyethwire) February 13, 2016
The President can and should send the Senate a nominee right away. The Senate has a responsibility to fill vacancies as soon as possible.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) February 13, 2016
My statement on the passing of Judge Scalia. pic.twitter.com/4JSmbKWzDy
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) February 13, 2016
Geez, I don't know if we should really allow Senators who are up for re-election this year vote on a SCOTUS nomination.
— David Waldman (@KagroX) February 13, 2016
Now that the GOP Senate has utterly politicized Scalia's death, no holds barred on commentary about him, is that the rule?
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) February 13, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen — don't get spun — there's nothing normal/routine about Senate leader telling a president not to even try a nominee
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) February 14, 2016
The longest Supreme Court confirmation process from nomination to resolution was Brandeis, at 125 days. Obama has 342 days left in office.
— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) February 13, 2016
FWIW: President Obama is undefeated in showdowns with the Republicans in Congress
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) February 13, 2016
McConnell just improperly converted a debate over President Obama’s nominee to a debate over his right to nominate https://t.co/mIRv7SHlP7
— David Frum (@davidfrum) February 13, 2016
Precisely. Competition to be more-anti-Obama-than-though causes GOP to shoot itself in the foot, again. https://t.co/FtjsZCl9Lu
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) February 13, 2016
Political reality: If GOP Senate confirmed an Obama SCOTUS nom—even if that person were Ted Cruz—they’d be handing the nomination to Trump
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 14, 2016
And if they don't, they may be handing the WH and Senate to the Dems https://t.co/uZtNXv55Ar
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) February 14, 2016