The Reid Standard

‘Nowhere In [The Constitution] Does It Say The Senate Has A Duty To Give Presidential Nominees A Vote’

REID: ‘The Senate Is Not A Rubber Stamp For The Executive Branch’

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “The duties of the Senate are set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Nowhere in that document does it say the Senate has a duty to give Presidential nominees a vote. It says appointments shall be made with the advice and consent of the Senate. That is very different than saying every nominee receives a vote.”(Sen. Reid, Congressional Record, 5/19/2005; VIDEO here)



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