It was Obama's appointment to make (technically, it was the Obama electorate's appointment, delegated to Obama (for his entire term) by an election - y'know, the type that have consequences), and it was stolen. McConnell only has veto-power over particular nominees. But McConnell instead effectively asserted the power to nullify Obama's appointment power. It was Unconstitutional. McConnell was violating the Constitution, by refusing to act on Obama's lower-court appointees. He could have voted them down, that would have been legitimate - but instead he refused to act (same as in the case with Garland), refused to do his job, that is - and that was Unconstitutional. More lies about "crimes." When you Lie, why should anything else you say have any credibility? Here's the truth: the Constitution doesn't require McConnell to accept any of Obama's nominees. But for the President's power of appointment to be kept intact, the Senate has to affirmatively reject candidates they don't want. If that happens, then the process starts over and the President nominates someone else. But by refusing to act, McConnell short-circuited the whole process outlined in Article II Sec. 2; which was tantamount to denying the President's Article II powers and responsibilities. What part of "Unconstitutional," do you not understand? So - why did McConnell refuse to act? Why didn't he simply strike down as many nominees as Obama put up? That would have been Constitutional. But he didn't. He can't say that it was up to the American people to decide in the elections, since the American people already decided in 2016, when they gave Obama the appointment-power for four years. And in fact McConnell's lies here were only underscored by his jamming through Coney Barretts' nomination with less than two months left (Obama had more than eight months left, at the time of the Scalia vacancy)! Of course, it's as pointless to ask a Con why they are being hypocrites, as it is to ask a skunk why it stinks. It's just what you do. Lies, lies, lies. It's just what you do. Just look at your cult-leader.