Marco Rubio, along with several other presidential candidates and Republican congressman are hell-bent on preventing President Obama from carrying out his constitutional duties to nominate a replacement for the recently deceased Justice Scalia.

Rubio appeared several times on CNN on Saturday and Sunday to share his view that he feels it is improper for a president with 11 months left in his term to elect a lifetime nominee to the courts.

“In the last year of a president’s term, in his second term especially, there should not be Supreme Court nominees put into lifetime positions for a president that you’re not going to hold accountable at the ballot box.”

Host Chuck Todd came up with an important follow up question to that line of thinking,

“Do presidential terms end after three years?”

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at