Earth & Conservation

Could The Senate Stop Trump's Cabinet Picks?

As President-elect Donald Trump builds his cabinet, many wonder what power the Senate has to deny any of his choices. So could they?

Presidents tend to get who they want for their administration, but it hasn't always worked out that way. Since our country's founding, the Senate has vetoed nine cabinet picks. Most recently, in 1989, the senate narrowly rejected President George H.W. Bush's nomination of Senator John Tower, because he was an alleged alcoholic and a womanizer.

As president-elect Donald Trump builds his own cabinet, does the Senate have the power to deny any of his controversial choices? How would that process work? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

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