Supreme Court Justice Antonin Salia passed away today, and Republicans in the Senate are saying his replacement should not be chosen until the new president takes office–which of course is almost a year away.
Apparently banking on the next president being a Republican, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell are all saying confirmation of any new nominee should be delayed. Actually maybe it’s not a bad idea. And if the executive and legislative branches of the US government could be persuaded to take 2016 off as well, this war weary world might enjoy a few veritable months of peace.
Scalia died while on a hunting trip in Texas–reportedly due to natural causes.