Mitch McConnell: Democrats Trying to Delay Confirmations Need to 'Grow Up'

Peter Castro
January 11, 2017

In that regard, the lack of information is a predictable outcome of Trump's nominations, and the Republicans who control the Senate should acknowledge the harmful effect that has on their ability to meet their constitutional obligation to advise and consent.

'More significantly, it has left some of the nominees with potentially unknown or unresolved ethics issues shortly before their scheduled hearings, he said.

The Kentucky Republican is objecting to concerns raised by Democrats that Congress this week will hold hearings to consider nominees for the incoming administration who haven't completed ethics reviews. Mitch McConnell, then the Senate minority leader. I think at least five of the nominees have all of their papers in.

"What this is about, the Democrats are really frustrated that they lost the election". And that leaves the minority party with no real political leverage for nominees, giving McConnell's letter much less weight than it had eight years ago.

"I think it's important to give the person who won the election a chance to be able to govern", said State Sen. What did we do?

Donald Trump's incoming chief of staff says the president-elect accepts the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation tried to meddle in the US election.

"All this really does is say that the president that we elected to actually run the government gets to run the government", liberal CNN commentator Hilary Rosen said. "We confirmed seven cabinet appointments the day President Obama was sworn in", he told CBS. "And papers are still coming in".

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And one more game to finish it". "I just think we have other guys that we need to get involved in what's happening in the game". Alabama will go into the National Championship without the offensive coordinator that has led them since the 2014 season.

Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander says in an interview that lawmakers "should start immediately to repeal, reform and replace Obamacare, and it shouldn't be finally repealed until we have a replacement ready".

Actress Meryl Streep, a Hillary Clinton supporter, used her time on stage to relitigate an episode from the campaign when Trump mocked a reporter with a handicap.

"We have to make it clear: every senator and every representative who votes to destroy healthcare in America will be responsible for the disastrous consequences that come next", Warren said during the conference call. While Democrats can use procedural tactics to slow-walk the actual confirmation votes, the lack of complete financial records will limit their ability to press the nominees during their public hearings.

Homeland security secretary designate John Kelly was to appear at his hearing later Tuesday.

And, in fact, presidents generally deserve to have the Cabinet they want.

All of the cabinet appointees and hundreds of others must submit a financial disclosure report detailing all the assets they own, their approximate value and income from any source they have made in the a year ago.

MITCH MCCONNELL: Yeah, but what's the difference? Trump's pick has drawn widespread outrage because of Sessions's opposition to the Voting Rights Act, support for anti-immigration legislation and history of making racist comments, which included reportedly saying he thought the Ku Klux Klan was "OK until I found out they smoked pot". And that's what happens when you lose the election. Fair enough-except this time around, McConnell is demanding that Democrats "grow up and get past" Donald Trump's victory, as well as the idea Trump's appointees should meet the same ethics standards. And I'm hopeful and optimistic that that will be the case this time as well.

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