President Obama Saturday suggested a battle is on the way over Senate Republicans’ refusal to consider whomever he nominates for the Supreme Court.
Following what was a rather graceful commentary on the late Justice Scalia, given their vast differences, Obama indicated he will fight.
I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. There will be plenty of time for me to do so, and for the Senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. These are responsibilities that I take seriously, as should everyone. They’re bigger than any one party. They are about our democracy.
A Constitutional crisis may soon be coming your way.
At first I thought he might be drunk, having just come off the golf course. First sentence: “Nustice, Antonin Nino Scalia . . . larger than life presidence on the Bench.” But the rest was eloquent enough.