It's like the right wing wants to spit out: there's been a precedent of presidents NOT appointing judges in the past 80 years in an election year. Well that simply isn't true. Kennedy was confirmed in '88 under the republican mascot himself Ronald Reagan. For any congressman who opposes this on the grounds of "let the next president get this one" is not doing their job and is making governance that much more of a nuisance in the eyes of the American people. Regardless of whether or not you agree with Garland's stances, it's not up to the congress if they even want to entertain the thought of confirming him. It's their job to govern, not stomp around claiming it's a republican held congress so OBVIOUSLY the American people think that they should only entertain a republican appointee, and turn away all others.