To The Daily Sun,
Though now semi-retired, over the years as a business owner I have employed hundreds of workers. Each has been given a job description, a written set of responsibilities and requirements for the position they fill. The understanding — do the job for which you are hired.
I would like to remind Kelly Ayotte and all other U.S. Senators that they are employees. She is an employee with a fancy title, but nonetheless an employee. And she, just like the president, has a written job description. It's called the Constitution.
Article 2, Section 2, second paragraph of the Constitution describes as one of the powers and duties of the president: "... he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint ... Judges of the Supreme Court..."
Okay, it seems pretty plain to me that the president is required to present nominations to fill Supreme Court vacancies, and the Senate is required to consider then vote on such nominees.
Where the heck do Kelly Ayotte and other Republican Senators, and even presidential candidates, get off saying that they won't even consider any nominations put forward by a sitting president for a Supreme Court justice. That's part of their job. Where I come from, if an employee refuses to perform one of the requirements set forward in a written job description, they are fired.
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