Mitch McConnell stated shortly after the death of Antonin Scalia, “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this (Supreme Court) vacancy should not be filled until we have a new President."
The American people have SPOKEN!!! President Obama has been elected by the American people, not by leprechauns, not by martians He has been elected TWICE!
And if we were to ask most any Republican--a candidate for President, member of Congress, etc: "If a Democrat is elected to be our next President would you support a liberal nominee for the Supreme Court bench since the people have spoken?" I am quite certain the answer would be....NO!
And what if a Democrat is elected President and Democrats also win a Senate majority, the Republicans run the risk of a liberal rather than moderate nominee being confirmed,
Also, the hypocrisy of Republicans, who claim to be strict constitutionalists, "Scalian" originalists and textualists, demanding the President ignore his Constitutional responsibility, duty, by not putting forth an individual for consideration is indefensible and is a detestable, purely political action.
UPDATE: The Electoral College has spoken giving us President-elect Trump. The American people have voted giving Hillary the majority in the popular vote. So again the American people have spoken...therefore any Supreme Court nominees must be chosen based on how the people have voted...as the Republicans demanded!