I do not perceive any violation of the Constitution.
I don't remember Bill Clinton ever having such a massive blockage of his nominees that parts of the federal government stopped functioning.
Update, 8:05 a.m., Sept. 13, 2017: Trump has nominated Trey Trainor to serve on the FEC. He is a Texas election law attorney who last year represented Trump's presidential campaign and briefly served in the president's administration.....
.....Scott Braddock, editor of Texas political newsletter Quorum Report, said of Trainor: "No one has fought against transparency in Texas elections with as much energy as President Trump's nominee for the Federal Election Commission. This is a great day for those who don't want you to know who is spending big bucks to influence your vote."
Bush's nominees were not mass blocked,
Clinton failed to get about the same percentage of nominees stopped.
All of Bush's nominees were at least considered in committee,
The Democrats were blocking so many of Bush's nominees that parts of the federal government stopped functioning.
I don't recall so many of Clinton's nominees being blocked that parts of the federal government stopped functioning.
I don't think it really matters which method was used to block Bush's nominees. The Republicans were inspired to get revenge regardless of the method that the Democrats used.
And yet a similar percentage of Clinton's nominees were blocked by Republicans, and the government was not shut down.
Yet the numbers add up-Bill Clinton's appointments were defeated by about the same percentage as Bush's appointments were defeated.
I'd like to see numbers comparing any point in the Clinton Administration to the period of the Bush Administration when Harry Reid was blocking most of their nominees.
During his presidency, Clinton nominated 45 people for 42 different federal district judgeships to federal district courts who were never confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Like the appellate court nominations mentioned above, many of these nominees were blocked by Republicans either in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was controlled by Republicans for six of the eight years of Clinton’s presidency, or on the Senate floor, where one nominee, Ronnie L. White, was defeated by senators.
Of the 42 federal district judgeship vacancies in question, 17 eventually were filled with different Clinton nominees, 24 were filled by nominees of President George W. Bush and one never ended up becoming vacant because the district judge holding it never received confirmation to be elevated to an appellate court.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called President Trump a "bum & a disgrace" in a tweet Saturday, agreeing with NBA star LeBron James's earlier comments bashing Trump.
"Thank you @jemelehill & @KingJames! Speak truth to power. Trump is a bum & a disgrace & it's never too early to get ready for impeachment," Waters tweeted.
Waters's tweet came after James called Trump a "bum" over the president's announcement that fellow NBA player Stephen Curry was no longer welcome at the White House.
Trump had tweeted that he was rescinding the White House invitation to Curry after the Golden State Warriors point guard said Friday he would not attend the White House to celebrate his team's championship victory over James's Cleveland Cavaliers.
Curry also said that the rest of the Warriors should not attend the traditional White House celebration, saying, “We basically don’t stand for what our president has said, and the things he hasn’t said at the right time."
Waters has repeatedly called for Trump's impeachment and resignation throughout his presidency. On Friday, Waters said that she could "guarantee" that Trump had colluded with Russians, and was actively obstructing justice and attempting to undermine American democracy.
When are these Republicans going to learn that Rep. Maxine Waters doesn’t put up with any disrespect?
This is a lesson that Congressman Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania had to learn when he kept interrupting the California congresswoman while she was on the floor in front of the House Financial Services committee. See, Waters was debating against the repeal of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s 2013 auto lending guidance., which was put in place by former President Obama to protect consumers from racial discrimination by car loan providers.
Kelly, a staunch Trump supporter, took it upon himself to speak over her and tell her to stop talking about discrimination.
“We’re trying to make America great every day and every way and the best way to do that is to stop talking about discrimination and start talking about the nation,” Kelly scolded Waters.
“We’re coming together as a people in spite of what you say.”
Auntie Maxine wasn’t having any of it and let Kelly know how offended she was by his statements.
“I want you to know that I am more offended as an African-American woman than you will ever be,” she said, speaking directly to Kelly.
“And this business about making America great again, it is your president that’s dividing this country and don’t talk to me about the fact that we don’t understand… No, I will not yield, no I will not yield. Don’t tell me we don’t understand, that’s the attitude given toward women time and
She also pointed out to Republican chair Tom McClintock that while he was reprimanding her for not following protocol and speaking directly to him, he never did the same for Kelly.
“You did not interrupt [Kelly] when he was making those outrageous remarks about him knowing more about discrimination than I know about discrimination. I resent that, and I resent the talk about making America great again.”
She continued: “He’s down here making a speech [about] this dishonorable president of the United States of America… and no I don’t yield (to Kelly), not one second to you. Not one second. Not one second to you.“
How is "Republicans blocking judicial nominees" comparable to "Democrats blocking nominees to nearly every position in the entire government"?