Starting off The Chad Hasty Show on Thursday, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) joined the show to talk about the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and what it means for the Supreme Court.

"As for his mark on the Supreme Court, I think he'll go down as one of the most influential judges on the Supreme Court in the last, certainly since World War II. So it's a big loss," Cornyn said.

Hasty questioned Cornyn about reports that at least some senate Republicans have not ruled out having at least a committee hearing for a new justice candidate nomination from President Obama.

"I don't see the point in having a committee hearing if we're not going to have a nomination," Cornyn said.

Sen. Cornyn wasn't concerned with the absence of a member negatively impacting the Supreme Court or its ability to function.

"The Supreme Court can function just fine, in the vast majority of cases, with eight members," he said. "It does that occasionally when individual members are recused. That's my position, is that there should be no one appointed to that seat until the next President is elected."

Listen to the entire interview with Senator John Cornyn in the video above.

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