If Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, and Congressional Republicans have their way Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s body will lie in state at the United States Supreme Court Building from February 16th to Friday, January 20th, 2017.
The funeral would be the longest, by far, of any public servant in United States history. In fact, in recorded world history it would be second only to Soviet communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin. Speaker Ryan swore to the media gathered for the makeshift press conference that this wasn’t a political power play or another attempt to block any more than the already record number of delayed or blocked Obama appointments and it is simply coincidence that the celebration and mourning of the Justice’s life and career would wrap up on the day the next president of the United States would be sworn into office.
The assembled press took him at his word because most are incapable of rational thought and the others had reservations for a killer restaurant with a hot young lobbyist.