and thus showing that as one should know by now the president is not going to cater to the repubs and not just sit and do nothing espically when it comes to making sure scotus operates normaly . as the president now has started to move on scalies replacement even as the repubs say they will not confirm one just out of defience plus also giving the dems a gift for not confirming one and leaving scotus to not be able to issue rulings on key issues like abortion due to only haveing eight justices. puts the repubs at risk of voter back lash meaning the cotrol of the senate they have could go back to the dems. as defient the president moves on scalia replacement. repubs daring a risk of damage.