Senate passes resolution honoring Scalia
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The Senate momentarily paused a partisan battle over the Supreme Court on Thursday to unanimously pass a resolution honoring Justice Antonin Scalia. 

The 93-0 vote comes at a time when lawmakers have spent hours on the floor blasting the other party's rhetoric, while Republicans remain united behind their pledge to not take up President Obama's forthcoming nominee to succeed Scalia. 
Under the resolution, the Senate offers its "heartfelt sympathy" for Scalia's family and friends and commends his tenure as a Supreme Court justice. 
It also acknowledges Scalia as a "talented attorney, a learned law professor, a dedicated public servant, a brilliant jurist, and one of the great justices of the Supreme Court of the United States." 
The vote comes after Democrats rallied in front of the Supreme Court Thursday to repeatedly urge Republicans to "do your job" by allowing the president's pick to get a hearing and a vote. 
Asked about how they planned to pressure Republicans on the issue, Sen. Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidTrumpists' assaults on Republicans who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid will help Democrats The Jan. 6 case for ending the Senate filibuster Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate MORE (Nev.) told reporters that "the pressure we're going to bring is to tell them to do their jobs. We're going to do that every day." 
Republicans, however, argue that Democrats are trying to cut the electorate out of the decision-making process by forcing through a third justice for President Obama before the November election. 
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