If the Demsheviks can impeach and try to remove a President during an election year, a Supreme Court justice can certainly be appointed during an election year.The President should absolutely nominate the next potential justice. That’s his job.
Whatever happens after that whether confirmation, non-confirmation or a non vote until after the election is up to the senate.
Can they hate Trump any more than they do now? Nominate as is the job of President, pass to Senate and let them do their job, be it start the process or delay. No matter what, the left will use any excuse to attack, be it on the streets, in the news, or in halls of government. If you are afraid of their reactions, then the terrorists have already won.
The democrats cannot stop this from happening, but republicans can. That is the "never Trump" republicans. They could also start the process, and confirm in the lame duck session after the election regardless of who wins.When the republicans blocked Obamas attempts to nominate a court justice, I knew then that it would come back around to bite us in the a$$ and now, here it comes!
RBG was confirmed 42 days after nomination by Clinton.