The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has triggered a Supreme Court battle that will have far-reaching consequences. With President Barack Obama already declaring that he plans to appoint a new nominee, Republicans are rallying to refuse his appointment.
On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, met with conservative groups to urge them to stay vigilant in the months ahead. Included in the meeting were representatives from NRA, Heritage Action, Judicial Crisis Network, National Right to Life and more.
Grassley implored the organizations to “do what is right” in denying an Obama nominee the opportunity to move forward. A left-wing judge replacing the conservative stalwart would unfavorably tilt the court in a more liberal direction for years, or decades, to come.