We have witnessed a well-deserved week of tributes to John McCain. Many of his fellow senators expressed appreciation for his courage, even his “maverick” spirit. During his final speech on the U.S. Senate floor, he implored his colleagues to reach across the aisle and seek bipartisan solutions.

Here is what I want to see from senators who declared their admiration of McCain. Demonstrate personal courage by setting the terms necessary for bipartisan action. Vote "no" on any Supreme Court nominee until the U.S. Senate returns to regular order and requires 60 votes for confirmation.

Richard W. McBride

Hillsborough