By Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.16.2016
Meghan McCain said on Fox Business:
Because it’s exactly why people hate President Obama because he will possibly sacrifice this man’s career simply for his own political benefit.
Let’s educate Meghan, shall we?
Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution is known as the “Appointment Clause”, and it says:
…by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Councils, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States…
The Senate can choose when and how it advises and consents, but the president does not get the same choice. He shall appoint – not may, not could, not unless he’s in his last year, but shall. It is his Constitutional duty, and he took an oath to perform said duties.
If people “hate President Obama” because he is doing what he is mandated to do by the Constitution, then that’s a sad state of affairs.
Perhaps McCain and those aligned with her in this belief would do well to take a stroll through this bit of the Constitution. Really, it’s not that difficult to understand.