Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland returned to his alma mater in Skokie on Sunday, to deliver some words of wisdom to the Class of 2016 at Niles West High School. May 29, 2016. (CBS Chicago)

When President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat of Antonin Scalia, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the vacancy would have to wait until a new president took office. "Let the people decide," he said, even though the sitting president was elected by 51 percent of the electorate and had nearly a year left in his term.

Now when it looks like Hillary Clinton may be our next president, Sen. John McCain said that a Republican Senate would oppose any Clinton nominee to the Supreme Court ("Supreme Court stand-off," Oct. 19).This means that the Senate would not do its' constitutional job of advise and consent for another two years.

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What kind of constitutionalists are these Republicans? Let's elect a Democratic Senate to fulfill their constitutional duty.

David Pollitt, Catonsville

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