When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided that he would keep Antonin Scalia's Supreme Court seat vacant so the next president could decide, he might not have anticipated exactly how ugly the campaign was about to turn in his party. But he knows now, and McConnell announced Tuesday that he's standing by his decision -- even going to the White House with Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to tell President Barack Obama so. McConnell and Grassley have decided they will not even hold hearings on the person Obama picks, let alone get to a vote.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.