- Sen. Mitch McConnell says the "vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president"
- Brian Rosenwald: History argues persuasively for the Senate voting on any nominee
- Not doing so would likely wreak havoc on the Senate's ability to legislate, says Rosenwald
Brian Rosenwald is a fellow and instructor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)The death of Justice Antonin Scalia sent shockwaves through the political world, potentially upending the presidential race and possibly rendering governance in Washington even more challenging over the next year.