NY Times: 'Senate Republicans Lose Their Minds'
“The truth is they are afraid — and they should be. They know Mr. Obama has a large pool of extremely smart and thoroughly mainstream candidates from which to choose a nominee. They know that if the American people were allowed to hear such a person answer questions in a Senate hearing, they would wonder what all the fuss is about.
”So Mr. McConnell and his colleagues plan to shut their doors, plug their ears and hope the public doesn't notice. The Republican spin machine is working overtime to rationalize this behavior. Don't be fooled. It is panic masquerading as strength.“
-- New York Times Op-Ed, ”Senate Republicans Lose Their Minds on a Supreme Court Seat," February 24, 2016