Democrats, hoping to cast themselves as the party of the protesters in light of President Trump’s executive immigration ban, are fighting back against the administration by adding further delays to the confirmation of his Cabinet nominees.
Shortly after Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend said order, Senate Democrats blew a gasket and decided to boycott several confirmation hearings altogether. The Senate Finance Committee was scheduled to vote on Steve Mnuchin for Treasury and Tom Price for HHS, but Democrats refused to show up. Republicans were forced to push the votes to Tuesday as a result of the other party’s prolonged tantrum.
Democrats also used the dramatic firing of Yates in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, where Sen. Jeff Sessions is being confirmed for attorney general. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that it “took guts” to defy the president as Yates had done and wondered openly whether Sessions would do the same.
“That statement said what an independent attorney general should do,” Feinstein said. “That statement took a steel spine to have the courage to say no. I have no confidence that Sen. Sessions will do that. Instead, he has been the fiercest, most dedicated and most loyal promoter in Congress of the Trump agenda.”
Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said Democrats had no justification for their actions.
“Some of this is just because they don’t like the president,” Hatch said. “I think they ought to stop posturing and acting like idiots.”
Sen. Pat Toomey agreed. “We did not inflict this kind of obstructionism on President Obama,” he said. “This is a completely unprecedented level of obstruction. This is not what the American people expect of the United States Senate.”
No, but Democrats are determined to make a spectacle of themselves to please all the leftists protesters gathered outside JFK airport. The race is on to see which of them can successfully break out and become a liberal star – the brave warrior who stood up to the mighty Trump. So they are pulling out all the stops, and they don’t care what kind of chaos erupts as a result.
And then, of course, they have the gall to tell us that Donald Trump is dividing America.