The Senate wants the people to have a say in the new Supreme Court nominee. They have, twice. They elected President Obama to two terms, and it is his responsibility to nominate a replacement for the Supreme Court.
They elected the Senate (some more than twice) and it is senators’ responsibility to provide advice and consent regarding the nominees.
I believe that their silence on the issue constitutes tacit approval for the president’s nominee. Merrick Garland welcome to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Alfred Sasiadek, Miami