In case you really cared what 8 Democratic governors had to say about the U.S. Senate’s role in confirming a Supreme Court nominee, today was your day in Washington, D.C.!

Of course President Obama can make a nomination. And there’s nothing in the Constitution that says the Senate has to act on it. Why do they leave that part out?

It gets funnier. The White House called a “photo op” to show how much work Obama will do this weekend vetting possible replacements for Justice Scalia:

Well, at least he’s doing his homework as he ditches the Scalia funeral.

Josh Earnest defended the decision to send Joe Biden instead, telling reporters the vice president’s  “security footprint is a little bit lighter.”

Earlier today President Obama and Michelle Obama paid their respects at the Supreme Court:

For less than 2 minutes:

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