Democrats to Give Trump Cabinet Picks the Garland Treatment
This goes beyond fitness for office, in my mind we are set for 4 years of destruction of our political institutions by a want to be tyrant. To me this is a desperate rear guard action to slow forward momentum. The less Trump is able to do the next four years, the better off Americans will actually be.
Also note that there’s false equivalence in this article and headline as Eric Boehlert at Media Matters for America aptly points out:
Senate Democrats are preparing to put Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks through a grinding confirmation process, weighing delay tactics that could eat up weeks of the Senate calendar and hamper his first 100 days in office.
Multiple Democratic senators told POLITICO in interviews last week that after watching Republicans sit on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court for nearly a year, they’re in no mood to fast-track Trump’s selections.
But it’s not just about exacting revenge.
Democrats argue that some of the president-elect’s more controversial Cabinet picks — such as Jeff Sessions for attorney general and Steven Mnuchin for treasury secretary — demand a thorough public airing.