Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE said during Saturday night's Republican presidential debate that the GOP-controlled Senate should block any potential nominee from President Obama to succeed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly earlier in the day.

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"I think it's up to Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate passes 0B defense bill Overnight Health Care: New GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE and everybody else to stop it — it's called delay, delay, delay," the White House hopeful said during the debate in Greenville, S.C., a week before the state's Republican primary. 
Trump, who leads in the South Carolina polls by almost 19 points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls, admitted that if he were currently in his last year as president he would likely try to appoint a Supreme Court nominee, and predicted that Obama will nominate someone despite Republican pushback.
 
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and top Senate Republicans have said they believe the next president, not Obama, should appoint Scalia's successor to the Supreme Court, leaving a vacancy on the high court for approximately a year.
 
Democrats argue that move would be irresponsible, and Obama pledged Saturday evening to nominate someone to fill the seat. 
 
Scalia, 79, was found dead during a hunting vacation in Texas.