Time for another Bork nomination process.
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Congress should move forward with confirming a Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia.
“I hope that no one will use this sad news to suggest that the president or the Senate should not perform its constitutional duty,” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Saturday. “The American people deserve to have a full functioning Supreme Court. The Supreme Court of the United States is too important to our democracy for it to be understaffed for partisan reasons. It is only February. The president and the Senate should get to work without delay to nominate, consider and confirm the next justice to serve on the Supreme Court.”