The GOP wants to circumvent the Constitution. The Founding Fathers wanted the Senate, not the President, to provide “advice and consent” for nominees. The GOP wants to install a king’s court of loyal lapdogs in the Department of State. #Project2025

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Exert Leverage During the Confirmation Process. Notwithstanding the
challenges and slowness of the modern U.S. Senate confirmation process, the next
President can exert leverage on the Senate if he or she is willing to place State
Department appointees directly into those roles, pending confirmation. Doing so
would both ensure that the department has immediate senior political leadership
and would force the Senate to act on nominees’ appointments instead of being
allowed to engage in dilatory tactics that cripple the State Department’s functionality for weeks, months, or even years.

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