Glad that Mitch McConnell agrees the president has every right to nominate someone to fill the late Justice Scalia's seat. Some Republicans make it sound like the president will be bashing the Constitution to do such a thing.
Chris Coons makes sense to me, too. No progressive thinks that the GOP-lead Senate is going to approve any candidate the president puts forward.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell - "Presidents have a right to nominate, just as the Senate has its constitutional right to provide or withhold consent. In this case, the Senate will withhold it."
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) - "I understand that ultimately a nominee by this president may not be confirmed by a Republican-controlled Senate, but I think everything about the historical record, everything about the constitutional structure ... urges that we do our job, that we not continue the obstructionism & outright refusal to even consider nominees that have been characteristic of the last six years in the Senate; that we not risk spreading the infection of this dysfunction in the Congress to the only remaining branch which hasn't been decisively infected by it."
Yep, they're both spot on. Don't have any fault with either comment.