Dems Force Trump’s Ed. Nominee To Answer 1,397 Questions In Writing

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January 25, 2017

BetsyDeVos

Democrats are blocking the confirmation of Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education nominee Betsy Devos by forcing her to answer 837 written, followup questions from her Senate confirmation hearing.

“Mrs. Devos’ Senate opponents are grasping for straws,” Sen. Lamar Alexander said of the decision in a post for Medium. “We didn’t have time to question her, they say, even though she met with each one of them in their offices, and her hearing lasted nearly an hour and a half longer than either of President Obama’s education secretaries.”

Alexander notes that while answering followup questions is customary practice for nominees, the number is astronomically higher than any other nominee in the position’s history.

Case in point, Devos’ 837 followups — 1,397 if you include all the questions within a question — is “25 times as many follow-up questions as Republicans asked of either of President Obama’s education secretaries.”

  • William Merrell

    Time to end this b.s. Every time the libs try this it always comes back to bite them in the ass (like the “nuclear option”). Time to vote these folks in and move on

  • reverand on the west coast.

    THAT IS JUST REDICULCAS, IT MIGHT EVEN HEDGE ON THE EDGE OF HARASSMENT. IF IT WAS NOT FOR HER WORKING FOR TRUMP AND AMERICA, SHE MIGHT NOT DO IT. BUT I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME KIND OF LIMIT TO THE AMOUNT OF HARASSMENT THESE KINDS OF ASSHOLES CAN DO IN THE NAME OF VETTING THESE PEOPLE. THEY ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS, IT IS NOT LIKE THEY ARE TERRORIST. OR LOVES TERRORISTS. SO IT IS NONSENSE.

  • NM Leon

    This will hopefully end next week when the Reps come back from their (long scheduled) “retreat”. McConnell has the votes to tell the Demo to f uck off.

  • texexpatriate

    How can they do that? If there is a procedure by which they can do it, there is a procedure by which she can avoid it.

  • Luke

    Answer “N/A” on every question, then have the vote you wussie Republicans, but tell the demwits payback is Hell..

  • Johnny Thorne

    She will be the best Education Secretary. That’s why the Democrats are terrified of her. Democrats are more comfortable with incompetent people. They start to worry when their picks are mediocre.

  • justinwachin

    The Democrats’ dirty tricks campaign is still at work. They are going to take every opportunity they can to prevent President Trump from leading. They need to remember political fortunes change in our country. The next Democrat president may find his/her appointees getting stuck having to answer a mountain of questions in writing before they can be confirmed.

    I’ve got an idea. President Trump should freeze all activities, regulations and expenditures in each department until their head is confirmed and has been in office for one business day. That might not speed the confirmation process but it could slow down government spending and the mountain of regulations created by career bureaucrats.

  • randy jackson

    Just like the model set by Dirty Harry Reid.
    Majority vote—-thanks dumbass, it’ll work equally well for the repub’s—-Reid’s an idiot—–thank Jesus he’s gone!
    In the future, Returdlicans will follow the DemonRAT delay practices, detailed in this article.
    DumboRATS will howl and Retardlicans will say “we learned this from you”.
    Vicious cycle of ridiculous partisan politics.
    And the taxpayers pay these dumb bastards to represent us this way.
    How disgusting.
    I hope Trump does drain the swamp—-term limits would fix much of this Kool-Aid drinking maggot fest.

  • teaman

    You do know that dummycrats are mentally ill….don’t you?

    Just when
    liberal-leftists thought it was finally “their time” to
    lead center-right America, kicking and screaming, into a stifling
    socialist “utopia by electing Obama,” a veteran psychiatrist is making a
    powerful case that the “hope-and-change” ideology
    motivating them is actually a mental disorder.

    For more than 40 years,
    Rossiter has diagnosed and treated over 1,500 patients as a
    board-certified clinical psychiatrist and examined more than 2,700
    civil and criminal cases, both state and federal, as a
    board-certified forensic psychiatrist retained by numerous public
    offices, courts and private attorneys. He received his medical and
    psychiatric training at the University of Chicago.

    Rossiter explains with
    great clarity why the kind of liberalism being displayed by Barack
    Obama can only be understood as a psychological disorder.”Based
    on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals
    relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our
    freedoms were founded,” says Rossiter. “Like spoiled, angry
    children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood
    and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to
    grave.” “A social scientist who understands human nature
    will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary
    cooperation and moral integrity – as liberals do,” he says. “A
    political leader who understands human nature will not ignore
    individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work
    ethic, and then try to impose economic and social

    equality on the
    population – as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human
    nature will not create an environment of rules which overregulates
    and overtaxes the nation’s citizens, corrupts their character and
    reduces them to wards of the state – as liberals do.”

    Dr. Rossiter says the
    liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the
    population by:

    a.. creating and
    reinforcing perceptions of victimization;

    b.. satisfying
    infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;

    c.. augmenting
    primitive feelings of envy;

    d.. rejecting the
    sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the
    government.

    “The roots of
    liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified
    by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and
    how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the
    liberal mind,” he says. “When the modern liberal mind
    whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and
    seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run
    their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully
    obvious.”

    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=3D116644#ixzz1PI7TEb6w

  • Sharon Dye

    Don’t allow them to ask any more questions. We know why they object to her. She is school choice. There is a school here in Gulfport, MS. That I would work 4 jobs before I allowed my child to go there.

  • CrustyOldGeezer

    The COMMUNISTS ARE afraid…. VERY AFRAID,… of this Lady.

    NOW ‘republicans’, GROW A SET!!!

    This just grasping for straws,

    Schedule her for 2 more hours, drop the requirements and followup questions and VOTE!

    THEN, regardless of the committee vote, present her to the entire senate for Confirmation.

  • JC

    Ok republicans lets show some balls here—stop this BS from the democrats

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