Fox News Latino
by Alberto Gonzales
November 26, 2013
The Constitution gives the President of the United States the power to appoint individuals to fill executive and judicial branch vacancies. The Senate is charged with providing advice and consent for most of these appointments. Historically, that duty has been discharged through a confirmation vote within a reasonable period following a nomination.
Unfortunately, over the course of several recent administrations, a growing number of the president’s nominees either never receive a confirmation vote or have to endure a significant wait for a vote. The Senate’s failure to act has created judicial emergencies and left vacant key positions on the president’s executive branch team.