Ever since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away a week and a half ago, President Obama has been aching to name a new justice to the highest court in the land. Unfortunately for him, however, the Republican-majority Senate just shattered this dream in a brutal way.
“We believe the American people need to decide who is going to make this appointment rather than a lame duck president,” said Majority Whip John Cornyn, according to The Political Insider.
Cornyn was then asked if they would start the process after the new president took office or if they would consider doing it in the lame duck session, and he gave a brutally honest response.
“No, after the next president is selected,” he said. “That way the American people have a voice in the process.”
Democrats are furious, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid blamed the decision on Donald Trump rallying conservatives against the nomination. And Republicans have enjoyed showing the video of then-Senator Joe Biden opposing a Supreme Court Judicial nomination during the election of President George H.W. Bush.