Justice Antonin Scalia has been hailed as one of the greatest members of the Supreme Court in history. Within hours of the announcement of his passing President Obama stated that he would push forward in nominating a successor to Justice Scalia.

The Senate “jumped in” from both sides of the aisle indicating support for or opposition to Obama’s nomination. It was tragic and disrespectful that the political landscape took over before his family and America had a chance to pay their last respects.

We can all survive for a period of time without getting all exercised over the next nominee.

May Justice Scalia rest in peace.

Ed Gilligan

Marsh Hawk Lane

Johns Island