Justice Antonin Scalia’s death shocks the political system

Nicholas Morea

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death has sparked debate in the 2016 presidential race and the political system in regards to who will choose Scalia’s successor.

Scalia was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986 and was considered a hardline conservative originalist.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and many of the GOP party have vowed to block any nomination that President Barak Obama tries to appoint.

Both Democratic presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have stated they believe the president should nominate a justice, in leu of waiting for the next elected president to do so.

The White House has released a statement saying that Obama will nominate a justice before the end of his term.