For those of you who missed, slept thru, or your school district didn’t provide a Civics class we offer the following.
Civics is the study of citizenship and government. This class provides students with a basic understanding of public life, politics, and government, and a history of government's foundation and development in this country.
For those of you who are hyperventilating, running around with your hair on fire, and simply adding to your mental anguish of the ongoing events inside the beltway, and the pending appointment to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, let us introduce you to the United States Constitution.
We are going to pay attention to Article 2, Section 2, and paragraph 2 of the Constitution.
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
So there you have it. President Trump is well within his rights and obligations as President of the United States to put forth a nomination to fill the empty seat on the Supreme Court of the United States.