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Default Re: WH: 79 Cloture Votes Used Against Trump Nominees Compared to 17 in Past 4 Adminis

Originally Posted by cnredd View Post
How can you tell the Dems are obstructionists?...

The media never calls them "obstructionists"...

WH: 79 Cloture Votes Used Against Trump Nominees Compared to 17 in Past 4 Administrations Combined
At no time in recent history has a president nominated as many unqualified people for appointments. What amazes me is that Republicans in the Senate have pushed through the approval of so many unqualified people. Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Sect of Education even though she had no academic knowledge or experience in education and couldn't even answer fundamental questions about education during her confirmation hearing. Ben Carson was nominated and confirmed to head HUD with no experience whatsoever. Even worse than that Trump has nominated individuals that have a record of hostile opposition to the positions they're nominated for. Congress created agencies like the EPA to protect the environment and Trump's nomination (and Senate confirmation) of Scott Pruitt, that has repeatedly called for the elimination of the EPA and filed lawsuits against it 13 times, makes no sense to the American people.

Trump and his minion complain about the confirmation process but ignore that Trump has failed to submit nominations for more positions than have been confirmed or are awaiting confirmation.

As of Saturday, there are more key government positions for which Trump has not nominated anyone than there are confirmed appointments. Out of 626 key positions, 241 have been confirmed, 136 have nominees waiting for confirmation, and 245 are sitting unfilled with no nominee.

Those unfilled positions include “the IRS commissioner, the ambassador to South Korea, the census director, the deputy secretary of commerce — fundamental jobs that involve central issues of governing,” Max Stier, who runs the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, told the Washington Post.

While the White House says Trump “came to Washington to drain the swamp” and “make government more efficient,” leaving these positions vacant threatens to bring essential government services to a screeching halt.

Add to that the high turnover rate in top positions that generally require Senate confirmation and the chaos of the Trump administrations problems with Senate confirmations becomes even worse.

President Trump insists his isn't a White House in chaos, but it's hard to deny the near constant churn of key aides, including Tuesday's announced departure of economic adviser Gary Cohn. A full 43 percent of top-level positions in the Trump White House have seen turnover. That is not normal.

In fact, the Trump White House has had more turnover among senior aides in the first 13 1/2 months of Trump's term than his four most recent predecessors had after two years.

There's really one simple problem. Donald Trump not only has no knowledge of government or the real issues facing America but Donald Trump also lacks any real executive skills. Donald Trump is the problem and not members of the US Senate.
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Based upon the corruption, brutality, inhumanity, immorality, dishonesty, and incompetence of the Trump administration the White House is the dirtiest house in America and there's no known cleanser that with remove the stains of the Trump Administration.
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