It says "advise and consent," not "obstruct and dissent."
“In this election year, the American people will have an opportunity to have their say in the future direction of our country,” Burr said in a statement released by his office Monday. “For this reason, I believe the vacancy left open by Justice Antonin Scalia should not be filled until there is a new president.”
Someone could just as credibly argue that Burr, who’s running for re-election this year, should leave important votes to whomever the people of North Carolina choose for his seat in November. But that’s absurd. Burr was elected to a full term; so was Obama.
A lot of scholars, wags, wonks, and other Congressional Watchers have noted that the longest any Supreme nominee has been delayed in the past has been a hundred-some days, implying that any obstructionism by Senate GOPers wouldn't last very long, and there's nothing to really worry about. But the obstructionism President Obama faced so far has already broken many records, has soared to levels none of those scholars could/would have predicted. And when you've got leading GOP Presidential candidates saying crazy shit like this on national television, don't expect a backlash "wave" from a majority of the voting public: