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Old 15 October 2018, 07:56 PM
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I don't know that it would follow that the cabinet would be made of members from the leading party in the House/Senate. That happens in the UK because the PM is from the leading party in Parliament. The equivalency might be for Congresspersons from the President's party to form the members of the cabinet.

ETA: One (downside/upside) to that method would be that it would weaken the President's party in Congress since the Congresspersons who leave to form the cabinet would not necessarily be replaced by someone from the same party. That's what happened when Doug Jones (D) was elected to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he resigned to become Solicitor General.

Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
It still seems weirder to me that such powerful positions could be entirely unelected, though, whether the people in them stay as part of the legislature during their terms or not.
They are basically extensions of the executive branch so their election is a subset of the Presidential election. Plus, they have to be confirmed by a majority of the Senate, a process that (supposedly) would weed out any unacceptable candidates.

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