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Old 03-21-2018, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: WH: 79 Cloture Votes Used Against Trump Nominees Compared to 17 in Past 4 Adminis

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Originally Posted by GetAClue View Post
Obviously, they didn't obstruct very many. 17 in the last 4 administrations or to put it another way, 17 in the previous 28 years? You need to find yourself a better argument.
As I mentioned, the numbers are misleading at best. And at worst, complete fabrications. Republicans always act as if they can't remember past last monday.


After Obamas first term, in the history of the United States, 147 presidential nominees have been filibustered, 79 blocked under President Obama, 68 blocked under all the other presidents."


"Since Republicans took control of the Senate at the beginning of the 114th Congress, senators have voted to confirm only 22 of President Obama’s judicial nominees. That’s the lowest total since 1951-52, in the final years of Harry Truman’s presidency."


"Confirmation of Obama's judicial nominees slowed to a crawl after Republicans took control of the Senate in 2015. Obama White House officials blame Senate Republicans for what they characterize as an unprecedented level of obstruction in blocking the Democratic president's court picks.'


"Senate GOP used “blue slips” to block Obama judicial nominees, but now wants to trash the practice"
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The total number of contacts between the tRUmp team
and Russia-linked operatives that we know about so far is 72.
Among these contacts were 22 meetings
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