Via Weekly Standard:
Senator Schumer appeared Sunday on ABC’s This Week and responded to suggestions that the Senate might not confirm the lame-duck President’s nomination to replace the late Justice Scalia: “show me the clause [in the Constitution] that says [the] president’s only president for three years.”
True, Presidents serve four-year terms. But here’s a question for Senator Schumer: Can you show me the clause that says the Senate must vote on, let alone confirm, a President’s nominee?
I’ll save him the effort: There is no such clause in the Constitution.
Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution provides that the president “shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint … judges of the Supreme Court.”