Accuracy in Media

The Washington Post’s PowerPost piece outlined how the Democrats in the Senate can stall, but not stop, the confirmations of Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees, despite the protests of Democratic Party-aligned protesters at Capitol Hill. The following paragraphs from the article outlines the quandary that the Senate Democrats face in trying to stop Trump’s cabinet nominees from taking their posts:

Amid growing public concern with Trump’s travel ban, Democrats are facing louder calls from within their party to boldly stand up to Trump. But further delays could have far-reaching consequences, as became evident on Monday night when the Justice Department was plunged into turmoil.

Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, an Obama-era appointee, for refusing to defend his travel ban in federal court. In her place Trump installed Dana Boente, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, who is expected to hold the job until Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is confirmed as attorney general.

Sessions is expected to be confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate in the coming days, but Democrats have been using a series of rarely-used stalling tactics to prolong the inevitable. In its statement on Yates’s firing, the White House added that Sessions is “being wrongly held up by Democrat senators for strictly political reasons.”





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  • john robel

    “HERE COMES THE JUDGE, HERE COMES THE JUDGE”, THIS TIME WITH A HARRY REID NUCLEAR GRUDGE. —— REMEMBER ALITO —– STEAM ROLL THE BASTARDS PRES. TRUMP.— TIME TO SEE HOW THE SOCIALISTS LIKE HAVING IT RAMMED IN THEIR ASSES AND THROATS.

  • BakkenBill

    Every one of them are drelict of their duty! Their constituents elected them to do a job, and yet they are not doing it and getting paid for it.
    Their “duty” is to show up and at least argue their point.
    It’s a travesty of justice to drag this out with so much going on right now.
    The pettiness of this politically driven ploy at a time when Iran and North Korea are going nuclear, to show such juvenile behavior. The democrats are a disgrace to the party and shamefully disrespect every vote that’s been cast for them.

  • BakkenBill

    I agree whole heartedly!