We know the Democrats (and Obama behind the scenes) are doing everything possible to stop President Trump from forming a cabinet and governing. That’s a given. We know the liberal media are against Trump and have been from the beginning. Heck, we knew establishment Republicans were against Trump as well, but kinda hoped they’d get in the boat and row once Donald Trump vanquished
the wicked witch Hillary Clinton and won the election.
The good news is, President Trump’s pick to head the White House Office of Management and Budget, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, was confirmed by the Senate just now.
The bad news is, it was by a very narrow margin, just 51-49. And the “badder” news is, Mulvaney faced opposition from none other than “Republican” John McCain.
Fox News reports Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain. McCain, R-Ariz., took issue with Mulvaney’s past support of defense cuts as well as his 2011 vote to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
McCain’s objections added to a growing level of bipartisan angst over some of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees.
On Wednesday, fast-food chain CEO Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration for Labor secretary following controversy over his personal and professional past. About a dozen Republican senators had voiced reservations about the nominee. The Puzder news came on the heels of Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn resigning amid controversy over his past contact with the Russian ambassador.
The Senate on Wednesday had voted 52-48 along party lines to advance Mulvaney to a final vote Thursday. McCain voted to advance Mulvaney, though he made his opposition clear from the Senate floor.
“I will vote to oppose Congressman Mulvaney’s nomination because it would be irresponsible to place the future of the defense budget in the hands of a person with such a record and judgment on national security,” McCain said.
Ugh. And this is not the last we’ve heard of opposition from folks on our side.
Immediately following the Mulvaney vote, the Senate will turn its attention to Environmental Protection Agency nominee Scott Pruitt.
The conservative Oklahoma attorney general is expected to easily clear a procedural vote but there is already pushback from some Republicans on his actual confirmation vote.
Ugh, again. With “friends” like these, who needs enemas?
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]