“The duties of the Senate are set forth in the US Constitution….Nowhere in that document does it state that the Senate has a duty to give Presidential appointees a vote”.
Harry Reid, 2005
“We have that nasty Constitution that says that they are OBLIGATED to hold hearings and OBLIGATED to vote. “
Harry Reid, 2016.
Odd what 11 years (and a shift in political power) does to people’s understanding of things, innit?