Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Pelosi’s “diplomacy” unconstitutional?

If I’m reading my dog-eared copy of the U.S. Constitution correctly, methinks Nanny Pelosi’s unsanctioned “diplo-dance” in the Middle East may be unconstitutional.

To wit:

The last paragraph of Article I, Section 6 plainly states that, “No senator or representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no person holding any office under the United States, shall be a member of either house during his continuance in office.”

Article II, Section 2 says, “He [the President] shall have the 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.”

Hmmm. Nanny’s Speaker of the House, so she’s obviously a member of that body and, not only has she not been nominated by the President to be his ambassador, he went so far as to caution her not to sip tea in terror-sponsoring Syria with the good doctor.

Alternative foreign policy conducted by a “useful idiot.” Dare we hope that Henry Waxman will call for an investigation of her brazen violation of the U.S. Constitution? Pfft.

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