It's March, 2016. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recently died, and Mitch McConnell announces that he and his Republicans will not allow President Obama to see his nominee Merrick Garland approved, not any nominee approved until the National Rifle Association gave its blessing. Here's what he said on a Fox News Sunday appearance.
WALLACE: So, final question—just to make it clear—you're saying no consider—no consideration of Judge Garland by this Congress even if Hillary Clinton wins the election? No consideration by this Congress? You're going to stand firm on that even in a lame duck session?
MCCONNELL: Yes. I can't imagine that a Republican majority in the United States Senate would want to confirm in a lame duck session a nominee opposed by the National Rifle Association, the National Federation of Independent Business that represents small businesses that have never taken a position on the Supreme Court appointment before. They're opposed to this guy.
The 58 or more dead in Las Vegas? The more than 500 injured? The entire body count of all the shootings that have happened on your watch? They're on you, Mitch McConnell.