They just won’t give up, will they? Pathetic.
Republicans may have the triple sweep on Capitol Hill – control of the White House, the Senate and the House. But don’t think for a second that the Democrats are going to go quietly and sit idly as Donald Trump moves to dismantle all-things-President-Obama.
Rather, leadership in the left-leaning party have already come out and announced their intent to run blocks on Trump’s Cabinet posts. They’ve actually named eight who have come under fire.
“Democratic senators plan to aggressively target eight of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees in the coming weeks and are pushing to stretch their confirmation votes into March — an unprecedented break with Senate tradition,” the Washington Post reported.
So who are the cabinet members who will be under the gun?
Trump’s pick for secretary of State, U.S. attorney general, for Education, and for the OFfice of Management and Budget. They’ve also named Trump’s choice for the Department of Health and Human Service, for Labor and for Treasury.
No matter that Republicans hold the majority in the Senate, and thanks to Harry Reid and his pet-pushed nuclear option, presidential Cabinet picks only need a regular majority, not 60-voice vote, for confirmation.
Democrats are still determined to stop Trump as best they can.
“[Democratic Sen. Chuck] Schumer has told McConnell that he wants at least two days of hearings for each of these eight nominees, including at least one panel made up of witnesses that can speak to the pick’s past record, aides said. At each hearing, members of the committee would get at least 10 minutes to ask questions, with no limits on multiple rounds of questioning, if requested.”
And Republicans’ response to this predictable thug-like behavior? Indifference, basically, which is just classic.
Insert laugh track here.
“That’s already not set to happen and Republicans have scoffed at Schumer’s proposal, noting that the New York senator went along in 2009 when the Senate unanimously confirmed seven of President Obama’s Cabinet nominees on Inauguration Day and five more later that week.”
Liberals are just so desperate and so unrealistic, it’s kinda sad, actually.
Source: The Washington Post