Please support this assertion.
'Without the excuse of an election year'--I appreciate your honesty in impugning the GOP over this matter. I personally think the 'excuse' of a stolen seat is more compelling and valid than the 'excuse' of an election year, but to each his own I suppose.
During the election, members of the GOP said, over and over, that someone under investigation shouldn't even be running for POTUS, much less ascend to the position. Well, it turns out Trump was also under investigation for a significant portion of the campaign, and is still under investigation at the moment. Despite this, we're hearing nothing from the GOP members who previously excoriated HRC's candidacy over the investigation issue. So spare me the suggestions of hypocrisy.
Yes. And he should have been given a hearing, and a vote.
OK, suppose the FBI announced today that Trump was going to be charged with colluding with Russia. Would you still think it appropriate that he be allowed to nominate a lifetime SCOTUS appointment? I hope your answer is 'no.' Thus, given that his admin is under investigation, the Senate should delay consideration of his nominee until said investigation resolves (one way or the other). As the GOP amply demonstrated vis a vis the last year, there is absolutely no reason to rush a SCOTUS appointment process.