Report: Dems target eight Trump nominees in bid to delay process, get picks to disclose more info

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January 3, 2017

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Senate Democrats reportedly plan to attack eight of Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks and stretch their confirmation process from days to perhaps months, despite having essentially no chance of blocking their nominations.

The Democratic senators are vowing to make good on their vow unless the nominees start disclosing personal financial information, according to The Washington Post.

Trump has made eight of 17 Cabinet picks, with four remaining.

The primary targets include Rex Tillerson for secretary of state; Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general; South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney for the Office of Management and Budget; Betsy DeVos as the new education secretary and Steve Mnuchin, the former Goldman Sachs executive nominated to be treasury secretary.

“President-elect Trump is attempting to fill his rigged Cabinet with nominees that … have made billions off the industries they’d been tasked with regulating,” incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. “If Republicans think they can quickly jam through a whole slate of nominees without a fair hearing process, they’re sorely mistaken.”

18 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • exar1 says:

    Harry, your nuclear option can always bury your nonsense.

  • maxx says:

    All Trump has to do if the democRats continue to act like petulant little children is appoint his nominees as “acting” individuals of the office he has nominated them for. We have has acting directors of the FBI, CIA and IRS many times before. The president has the authority to place people into necessary positions PERIOD. Look how many communists Obutthead got into his cabinet with the help of the Repuklicans. Valley Jarrett, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Jeh Johnson and the list goes on. But the democRats intend to obstruct because they can.

  • Richard Frick says:

    Yield NOT to the arrogant and communistic Asses. Don’t give them anything more that initially requested and let them fester in their own bile.

  • gvette says:

    Funny, the DemonRATS didn’t mind Barry filling his spots with radical Muslims!

    1. maxx says:

      Why would the democRats mind? You must mean the GOP Rino’s didn’t mind. They are there to assist the socialist pigs.

  • justinwachin says:

    Mitch McConnell should use Harry Reid’s nuclear option on the Trump appointments.

    If the deputies don’t have to have Senate approval, Mr. Trump should appoint deputies more repugnant to the Democrats and send them in to start governing on Jan. 20. VP Biden was considered by many to be Obama’s insurance against impeachment. Strong undersecretaries can be President Trump’s way of insuring speedy confirmation of his cabinet.

    1. maxx says:

      Deputies or “acting” works the same. They don’t require confirmation.

  • used_to_be_a_liberal says:

    Target anything you want left-wits, you may as well stick your thumbs up your butts, and rotate. You S O Bs have taught us very well over the past 8 years, so everything that we want done, we are going to get done.
    Oh, and for the RINOs, there is only one “safe” place for you, and that is behind Trump.

    1. maxx says:

      Or resign because you will be targets at the 2018 elections. The strategies are already being formulated and the search for conservative candidates has started. It certainly has in my state. Being led by several of our conservative talk show hosts.

      1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

        yup I agree with that.

  • itsfun says:

    Two words: nuclear option

  • gerald Hughes says:

    Harry the PIMP started it, now it’s our turn.
    Nuke the Senate, change it to needing only a majority to shut off the filibuster.
    Then conform Trump’s nominees. screw the liberal dem bloodsucking scum.
    They are about to find out what happens when you mess with the bull.

    1. Wingedgodd3ss says:

      They changed the rules and now are trying to figure out how to make the republicans the bad guys for using them. Typical. The fake news media will help them I’m sure….they still haven’t learned anything.

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    2. missy janie47 says:

      Turn around is fair play. I will relish the smack down. Trump’s cabinet picks are spectacular and brilliant. Go DJT

      1. gerald Hughes says:

        Amen, I want to see them hammered without mercy.

        1. maxx says:

          The Repuklicans don’t seem to understand that politics is a blood sport not a game of ring around the rosy. They are at war with the democRats and they need to act accordingly. No prisoners, no mercy. Just like the democRats do.

    3. maxx says:

      Exactly right! Don’t even worry about it. And if Mitch McConnell announces, like he always does, that the nuclear option is off the stable, then the other members of the senate need to remove him from the leadership role. He should have been thrown out several terms ago anyway.

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