“‘Advice & Consent’? No One Really Knows What the Founders Had in Mind.” | History News Network

Ray Raphael briefly reviews the history of the “advice and consent” clause of the Constitution at the HNN.

Afterwards he notes that “[t]he current Senate is more than eager to question ‘the judgment of the Chief Magistrate,’ and the avowed aim of Republican senators is to undermine the administration, not provide ‘stability.’ Nor, in this age of unrelenting media buzz, is there much interest in ‘a silent operation.’ Ironically, those who call themselves Originalists, and who hang on the framers’ every word, loudly broadcast their intention to thwart the Chief Executive at this and at every turn.”

Source: History News Network | “Advice & Consent”? No One Really Knows What the Founders Had in Mind.