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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2020, 03:38 PM

6. McConnell unconstitutionally denied President Obama a hearing on his Supreme Court nominee

...denied the president's authority under Art. II, Sec. 2 of the Constitution.

" (He) shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments."

Notwithstanding the Senate's responsibility to 'advise and consent,' the sole power to appoint a Supreme Court Justice, under the Constitution, lies with the President.



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