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Hatch Acts: GOP Changes Rules to Stop Democrat Confirmation Disruptions

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This morning, two friends both wrote me and asked, “what is going on with these confirmations?”  Each wanted to know what they were taking so long, and why the GOP majority was allowing democrats to stop Cabinet appointments for which they did not have the votes to actually stop.  The GOP is putting an end to the Democratic Party obstruction, hysteria, and the decision of democrats not to participate in government.

Today, the Senate Finance Committee suspended it rules when it became obvious that democrat Senators, rather than show up and be outvoted, elected to not show up and try to deny a vote.  Democratic political grandstanding is a concerted effort to delegitimize and destabilize the government by denying the new administration a cabinet. In the pantheon of unprecedented acts of government interference and political sabotage, this one is a new low.  While democrats insist that the Trump Presidency is radical, and an improper seizure of power, the truth is that Democratic Senators are trying to stop the government by keeping in place Democratic appointees and denying Trump his cabinet.

The tactic of these rogue Senators is more akin to a coup than to a protest.  Protest or not, they are the irresponsible acts of a desperate party that still does not understand that Americans want a government that works.  In this case, they want them to actually come to work too.

Hat tip to Senator Hatch, who with the majority of the Senate Finance Committee, and a room full of empty Democratic Senators’ chairs, approved Mr. Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary out of committee.

Read more on this from the Blaze.

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/01/senate-republicans-change-rules-unanimously-approve-trump-nominees-without-democrats/

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