The death of Scalia
Conservatives argue that the next president — and not Obama — should pick Scalia's replacement
In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's unexpected death on Saturday, several prominent conservatives argued on Twitter that the next president — and not President Obama — should select Scalia's replacement. Were a Democratic president to nominate Scalia's replacement, it would dramatically refashion the ideological make-up of the court, with the reliably conservative Scalia almost certainly being replaced by a liberal like Obama's other two appointments, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.
Here's GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz:
And influential National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke:
Expect to see a lot more of this.