Feb. 13, 2016
Jay Newton-Small wrote for Time about the effects of the death of Antonin Scalia on the GOP:
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia always did like to cause a stir in life and his death will be no exception.
The conservative’s untimely demise in Texas this weekend upends the GOP, a party already in turmoil, and potentially the Supreme Court. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has already said that Scalia’s replacement should not be picked until a new President is.
“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President,” McConnell said in a statement Saturday.