What is the GOP’s long game on filling Scalia’s seat if Hillary is elected? Will they reverse themselves on letting the next president nominate a replacement, and refuse to consider any of her nominees as well?
Is it unthinkable that they would refuse to hold hearings for any unfilled openings at all until a Republican is elected president, or they lose control of the Senate? Would they allow attrition to reduce the number of justices to five or less, if others were to die or retire?
I don’t see how they could take obstructionism to that level, but I would never have predicted much of the brinksmanship they are will to inflict on the country in the name of partisan power. Part of me would not be surprised to see them go that far.