Scalia: Gov. Brown takes jab at Mitch O'Connell

Posted at 5:39 PM, Feb 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-13 20:42:14-05

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.

And the sparks are already flying. California Gov. Jerry Brown is among those who took to social media on Saturday -- firing off at Senate Majority Leader Mitch O'Connell on Facebook.

Couldn't Mitch McConnell have the decency to at least wait until the funeral before playing cynical politics with this...

Posted by Jerry Brown on Saturday, February 13, 2016

Political analyst John Dadian was in the 10News studios Saturday and we asked him for comment on the governor's Facebook post.
"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."