Senators are digging in for a long fight over President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.  

Lawmakers in both parties spent hours on the Senate floor Wednesday blasting the other party's rhetoric as Republicans remained united behind blocking Obama's eventual nominee. 
Democrats boiled down their argument to three words, repeatedly telling Republicans to "do your job" by agreeing to take up President Obama's pick to succeed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 
Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Hoyer: DACA deal a long ways off MORE (D-Ill.) called the GOP strategy of keeping the seat vacant until next year "dangerous" and "unprecedented" and warned that Democrats wouldn't drop the issue going into the November election. 
"If the majority leader sincerely believes that the only way to ensure the voice of the American people is heard is to lop off a last year of an elected official's term, I trust he will make these changes [to Congress]," he said. 
But Republicans hit back that Democrats are trying to cut voters out of the process by pushing through a third Supreme Court nominee for Obama during his final year. 
Sen. John CornynJohn CornynDems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration GOP senators turning Trump immigration framework into legislation MORE (R-Texas) said that the battle over who replaces Scalia goes beyond who is the next president but "will likely be about who will serve the next 30 years on the Supreme Court."
Republicans add that Democrats are being hypocritical and pointed to previous statements made by Vice President Biden, Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidTo end sugar subsidies, conservatives can't launch a frontal attack House presses Senate GOP on filibuster reform A pro-science approach to Yucca Mountain appropriations MORE (D-Nev.) and Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGOP lawmaker: Dems not standing for Trump is 'un-American' Trump called for unity — he didn’t even last a week Overnight Defense: GOP plays hardball by attaching defense funding to CR | US reportedly drawing down in Iraq | Russia, US meet arms treaty deadline | Why the military wants 6B from Congress MORE (D-N.Y.) on confirming justices near the end of a Republican president's term as ammunition in their rhetorical battle. 
Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeRubio on push for paid family leave: ‘We still have to work on members of my own party’ National ad campaign pushes Congress to pass legislation lowering drug prices Senate Republicans call on Trump to preserve NAFTA MORE (R-Utah) said that it as important to have "mutual respect" and a "deference to the facts" in the Supreme Court debate, before adding that he wants to "correct a few of the most pernicious errors and inaccuracies, facilities and fabrications" that he believes have been made by Democrats. 
Democrats, in turn, referenced previous statements made by Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Defense: Latest on spending fight - House passes stopgap with defense money while Senate nears two-year budget deal | Pentagon planning military parade for Trump | Afghan war will cost B in 2018 MORE (R-Ky.) and Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOvernight Cybersecurity: Tillerson proposes new cyber bureau at State | Senate bill would clarify cross-border data rules | Uber exec says 'no justification' for covering up breach Overnight Finance: Senators near two-year budget deal | Trump would 'love to see a shutdown' over immigration | Dow closes nearly 600 points higher after volatile day | Trade deficit at highest level since 2008 | Pawlenty leaving Wall Street group Grassley to Sessions: Policy for employees does not comply with the law MORE (R-Iowa), the Judiciary Committee chairman. 
Reid took a direct shot at Grassley Wednesday, asking if the Iowa Republican wants to remembered as the "least productive" and "most obstructive Judiciary chairman in history."