GOP Senators Can’t Even Wait For The Body To Get Cold Before Blocking Scalia’s Replacement

GOP Senators Can’t Even Wait For The Body To Get Cold Before Blocking Scalia’s Replacement

Because we are determined to prove to the world that we have the most dysfunctional government in history, Republicans in the United States Senate — especially those running for President — wasted no time to pounce on the announcement of Antonin Scalia’s death in order to let President Obama know that he will not get the SCOTUS Justice’s replacement through a confirmation hearing.

Seriously, minutes after news of the 79-year-old’s death hit, a staffer for Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent out the following tweet regarding Obama getting a replacement through the Senate.



This was quickly followed by statements from the two GOP Senators who are running for the White House, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, both saying the next POTUS must be in charge of nominating Scalia’s replacement.



Of course, it didn’t take long for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to say what we already knew at that point — that the Senate wouldn’t lift a finger to consider any appointment from the President.



Eventually, Obama responded, and said he will indeed nominate a successor to Scalia’s vacancy, Senate threats be damned.



Anyway, the next time a conservative tells you to stop politicizing someone’s death or some awful tragedy, tell them to fuck themselves.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.