Republican Resistance Looms in the Senate for Biden’s Nominees
November 21, 2020 at 10:19 PM - Views: 43 #380280leftcoast mountainsParticipant
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WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progressive Vermont independent, has emerged as a contender for labor secretary in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration, a prospect that would suit his ambitions of being a warrior for working Americans — and one that makes some Senate Republicans very uneasy.
“I think that is somebody who we know is an ideologue and, well, it would be very unlikely he would be confirmed in a Republican-held Senate,” said Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, one of multiple Republicans who said Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, would be unlikely to win the chamber’s approval.
It is a testament to the deterioration of the Senate confirmation process that a longtime colleague — even one they vehemently oppose on policy — would face such a Republican roadblock. In the not-too-distant past, fellow senators got considerable leeway from the opposing party if they were selected to join the executive branch.
“The truth is, to the best of my knowledge, there has been a courtesy within the Senate that when a president nominates senators, they have been approved,” Sanders said in an interview.
This works perfectly for Democrats. As usual they can’t do anything because of Republicans. I’m sure they are very happy about this turn of events.
vote for nobody
November 21, 2020 at 11:17 PM #380322jbnwParticipant
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Haven’t heard that from anyone in the Biden camp, unfortunately – the only thing I’ve heard is that Biden won’t nominate any Senators, officially to keep seats, but more likely to prevent discussion of Sanders and Warren.
The article doesn’t name the source of the
November 22, 2020 at 12:19 AM #380341djean111Participant
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legislation. Bernie out of the Senate would, I am sure, suit the Vichy Dems quite well indeed. The cabinet can only do what Biden allows them to do, and Biden “beat the socialist”.
November 22, 2020 at 12:49 AM #380344
November 22, 2020 at 4:33 AM #3803643fingerbrownParticipant
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Is there a way we can just completely eliminate the United States Senate?
All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.
November 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM #380370SatanParticipant
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….even the ones who are blatantly Republican themselves.
How do I know this?
He blocked Republican judge Merrick Garland even though Orrin Hatch himself recommended him to Barry Obama.
Fact is, Biden shouldn’t have named a single cabinet appointment at all until the Senate was decided. And then, assuming a good outcome in the GA runoffs, you nominate the cabinet that the people want. Not who Yertle or even Joe Manchin wants.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
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