Prolific, irascible and often vituperative Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice, died today at 79. After surveying Twitter, I thought it important to curate some of the better—and more infuriating—tweets from all corners of Twitter.
If we had a Republican president,
the Senate and House would
run over their grandmother on the way
to the capitol to confirm a nominee.
Scalia is survived by his wife Maureen and nine children. (read more) Linda Greathouse and Ari Melber are doing superb work on the fly tonight covering the death of a Supreme Court justice.
Here is a list of curated tweets, consequential/LOL first and then others:
Within 5 minutes of news being confirmed, this touching reaction from spokesman for Sen. Mike Lee of Judic Comm https://t.co/LIhDO1OHFz
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) February 13, 2016
Ted Cruz is a member of the Judiciary Committee. The hearings should be completely infuriating.
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) February 14, 2016
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 14, 2016
Pres Obama bluntly rejects @SenateMajLdr assertion that the nomination of a successor to Scalia should be left to the next pres.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 14, 2016
— Scotus (@Scotus) February 14, 2016
Statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia: pic.twitter.com/xazj9dDd5c
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 14, 2016
Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 13, 2016
Amusing hearing conservatives saying a TBD president who won't take office for a year gets to pick a replacement. https://t.co/uYBOjiGcgH
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) February 14, 2016
GOP is over-reaching in arguing POTUS and Senate should basically cease to function for 342 days. Voters will see & reject the cynicism
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) February 14, 2016
— Will Wants Qualified Journalists Running Newsrooms (@bywillpollock) February 14, 2016
there, i said it pic.twitter.com/l0ZQEMoAuM
— Jon-Michael Poff (@JMPoff) February 14, 2016
moderator: who is your first choice to replace scalia
trump: count chocula, who is my friend
Rubio: let's dispel this fiction th
— raandy (@randygdub) February 14, 2016