November's election was the reason GOP leaders gave when they signaled almost immediately after Scalia's death in February that they planned to block anyone Obama nominated, no matter who it was. Indeed, Judge Merrick Garland -- a moderate judge who has been praised by Republicans in the past -- has received no hearings or votes since the President nominated him. Now, however, some GOP senators are saying publicly and privately that they plan to block Hillary Clinton's nominees to the court as well if she becomes President.
"Can I talk to the press for a second?" Obama said Thursday. "What happened? Do we have a 'run back the tape'? Do we have to kind of go, 'well, what happened'? That's what they said and now they're saying something entirely different. Come on, man."
He argued that Republicans and Democrats cannot be blamed equally for congressional gridlock.
"It's just not true."