As stated before, pro-forma sessions, on a three day interval, have been held every year as long as I can see( thomas.gov only has records back to 1989 ).
Perino said that among Bolton’s accomplishments, he assembled coalitions addressing North Korea’s nuclear activity, Iran’s uranium enrichment and reprocessing work and the horrific violence in Darfur. She said he also made reform at the United Nations a top issue because the United States is searching for a more “credible” and more “effective.”
“Ambassador Bolton served his country with distinction and he achieved a great deal at the United Nations,” Perino said.
“Despite the support of a strong bipartisan majority of senators, Ambassdor Bolton’s confirmation was blocked by a Democratic filibuster, and this is a clear example of the breakdown in the Senate confirmation process,” she said.
Bolton quits as U.N. ambassador - politics - msnbc.com
Bolton had a positive record at the UN. You libs don't like him because he didn't take any ****.
Again, I point you to Section 5...Again, show me where in the Constitution it says that Congress has the right to filibuster a nominee. Then show me where in the Constitution it says that Congress can filibuster a nominee when they aren't even in session.
and thenEach House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.
The Senate and House each sets its own rules...
Now as to the filibuster, The senate sets the rules, do I really need educate you as to the rules in place allowing this?Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
This section was included to prevent either chamber from blocking legislation through its refusal to meet. Each chamber takes very seriously its independence of the other body. To avoid having to ask the other chamber for permission to adjourn, the Senate and House simply conduct pro forma (as a matter of form) sessions to meet the three-day constitutional requirement. No business is conducted at these sessions, which generally last for less than one minute.
U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Constitution of the United States
The demo's had no problem using it on Bush appointees.
The only people who gave John Bolton good reviews in his brief and notorious term and UN Ambassador were Fox News and the rest of the flat earth isolationists. Bolton was reviled everywere else. He had a reputation for yelling at his staffers, undermining agreements he negotiated at the last minute, and, of course, the jingoistic rhetoric so beloved by the American talk radio audience.
By the end of Bolton's term, the US delegation was generally ignored by the rest of the world, mainly because of its reputation for dealing in bad faith and ideological obstructionism. Neither Condi Rice nor Bolton were missed, when they left, and neither recieved anything like a warm send off from their colleagues and counterparts.