The Democrats are getting more hilarious by the minute as they attempted to pull out their “nuclear option” gimmick. Now, it is back to hit them right in the face with Trump and Congress in lead. Amazing.
This is basically happening because Senate Democrats pushed through the rules change back in 2013 with their ultimate goal to diminish the influence of the minority party to appoint filibuster Cabinet-level members and the majority of judicial nominees. The numbers at this point are 51 votes — instead of 60.
Having in mind that Senate GOP held 52 seats next Congress, certain Democrats are claiming that the rules change should have be discussed more elaborately.
Republican Tom Price can expect a fight on their part, since he was nominated to be the head of Health and Human Services Department. The Republicans are planning to change the fragile Medicare, which sounds horrifying to the Democrats.
The idea is to actually direct Steven Mnuchin’s into head of the Treasury that has a lot to do with Wall Street. Also, they plan to praise Sen. Jeff Sessions for his outstanding job on civil rights issues and against immigration reform.
The Democrats in Senate intend to object to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his intentions to gather votes on the majority of Trump’s Cabinet before he takes office in January. As the rules state, the votes are subjected to delaying and cannot be gathered for a few days at a time.
One Democrat who voted for the rule change is Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware.
“I do regret that,” he said. “I frankly think many of us will regret that in this Congress because it would have been a terrific speed bump, potential emergency break, to have in our system to slow down nominees.”
In 2013, present Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, said this:
“The changes that we made today will apply equally to both parties. When Republicans are in power, these changes will apply to them as well. That’s simple fairness. And it’s something both sides should be willing to live with to make Washington work again, that is also simple fairness.”
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