The Republicans lost control of the Supreme Court the day Justice Scalia died. It's true. The balance of the Court was forever shifted the moment he passed away inside that hunting lodge in Texas.
"FACT: By the time the nuclear option was enacted in late 2013, 82 Obama nominees had been blocked by Senator McConnell's minority since 2009. This number is almost as big as the total number of blocked nominees of every other U.S. President before him. It was so in-your-face blatant, and mostly, it hurt the country."
- They claim erroneously that no Supreme Court justices have ever been confirmed in election years. This is neither a fact, nor is there formal precedent or law that can back this up.
- Another bogus excuse, he's not a Republican. In discussing the current vacancy and denying a replacement made by President Obama, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) recently said he would have no trouble letting a Republican president replace a conservative vacancy in the Court. Is there something he read in the Constitution that permanently sets the Court's balance at 5-4 in the conservative's favor?