SAN DIEGO -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the longest active judge on the nation's highest court, died Saturday morning at age 79.
He leaves behind a court with four justices appointed by Democrats, and four appointed by Republicans.
His death will likely spark a fierce battle by President Barack Obama and the Republican-held U.S. Senate to appoint a justice before the president's term expires in January.
Of course, the sparks are already flying and California Gov. Jerry Brown is among those commenting publicly. Brown took to social media on Saturday -- firing off at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Facebook and Twitter.
Couldn't @SenateMajLdr have the decency to wait until the funeral before playing cynical politics. Such obstructionism must not stand.
— Jerry Brown (@JerryBrownGov) February 14, 2016
Political analyst John Dadian was in the 10News studios Saturday and we asked him what he thought about the governor's comment.
"Jerry Brown is totally off base on that comment because both parties are making comments," Dadian said. "I don't think any comment so far has been inappropriate from leaders of either party. My question to him would be, would you feel the same about Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid? They made the exact same comments, just from a different point of view."