They are suppose to make sure appointees are qualified, not leave departments with missing people in order to get legislative concessions. There's a process for changing legislation.We are supposed to be a system of checks and balances libs. What you just got now is a further erosion of such. so that a Republican President can do same, thus denying a hostile minority from its prior Constitutional authority. All of you are in an outrage that teh Senate blocks nominations. WTF are they supposed to do ... pass all of a Presidents appointees ? What kind of system is that ?