Let it go
Republican U.S. legislators, including the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Charles Grassley (R., Iowa) have received criticism in this space for refusal to hold hearings and a vote on President Obama's nomination to the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland.
We still believe that the nomination deserves an up or down vote, but we accept the fact that such a vote will not happen.
The majority of people disapprove of the Republican decision, but we doubt that there is much passion on the issue - except among activist Democrats - and it would be a mistake for Democrats to make the matter a central issue.
There is a real possibility that the Republican strategy could backfire, not in terms of election politics but rather in the type of Supreme Court nominee eventually chosen. The next President, if a Democrat, would likely choose someone more liberal than Garland and Trump would be unpredictable in choosing a justice.