Congress needs to step up on appointment

The Virginia Gazette

Mr. Moore's letter of Feb. 27 saying the Constitution does not specifically state that the Senate must consider or hold a vote on a nominee is technically true. However, one would think that since the constitution gives that body the authority to advise and consent the President on nominations that they would fulfill that responsibility. This inaction comes as no surprise since this Republican Congress has not done anything meaningful since they took control other than be obstructionists. Their obsession in making sure that President Obama does not succeed at anything, even if it is beneficial to the country, has blinded them as to why they were elected. I wish someone could tell me when and what the last piece of legislation that benefited the American people was proposed or passed by this or any Republican-controlled Congress.

Bill Dickerson


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