Marco Rubio: Obama Shouldn’t Appoint New SCOTUS Justice With Just “A Few Months” Left In His Presidency

Sen. Marco Rubio took to just about every Sunday morning show he could find to say President Obama should not appoint a replacement for the late Antonin Scalia because Obama has only a “few months” left in his presidency.

From Raw Story:

On Meet the Press, Rubio again insisted that there should be no nominations from a “president nearing the last few months of his administration.”

“Do presidential terms end after three years?” NBC host Chuck Todd shot back at the candidate.

“There comes a point in the last year of the president, especially in their second term, where you stop nominating,” Rubio said. “You basically say, at this point, with a few months left in your term, no accountability from the ballot box on the appointment you’re going to make — on a lifetime appointment.”

“Eleven months!” Todd interrupted.

Republicans keep saying there’s an 80 year precedent of not confirming justices in a president’s last year, which is false. Justice Anthony Kennedy was confirmed in February of President Reagan’s final year in office.