Oh, Mitch

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Every time I think Mitch McConnell might do something right, he quickly proves me wrong. So we’ll see:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled on Tuesday that he isn’t ready, yet, to change the rules to speed up votes on President Trump’s nominees.

Asked if he would give the proposal a vote, and if he was willing to go “nuclear” to implement the change, the tightlipped GOP leader said, “We’ll see.”

“We continue to discuss whether that will be necessary. An easier way to deal with all this, however, would be to have greater cooperation and the cooperation has picked up some this year,” McConnell told reporters.

He added that “the attitude of the Democrats seems to be better. That’s the best way to solve the problem. To get back to some degree of normalcy.”

A group of GOP senators, led by James Lankford (Okla.), want to cut down on the amount of debate required for nominations once they clear an initial hurdle that shows they have the votes to be confirmed.

Currently, nominations are subjected to an extra 30 hours of debate.

2 thoughts on “Oh, Mitch

  1. Are you calling for the 60 vote rule to be junked?

    There are 51 (50 without McCain) Republicans, 47 Democrats and 2 Independents in the Senate.
    It takes 60 votes to bring any piece of legislation to the Senate floor.
    Without 9 Democratic votes no Republican bill could ever come to the floor to be voted on.

    The following 7 Democrats can always be counted on by the Republicans to vote their way.
    Even when the legislation to be voted on is awful.
    Chuck Schumer, Mark Warner, Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly, Chris Coons, Ben Cardin, and Heidi Heitkamp.

    These clowns have given us dozens of right wing, Federalist Society federal judges (where are the blue slips), the largest military budget in this countries history, warmonger Nike Pompeo at State, a massive tax cut for corporations and the wealthy, a deficit busting budget bill………….AND now they are going to allow the criminal Gina Haspel run the CIA.

  2. The blue slips are being ignored. That’s where they are. I don’t generally wish ill on people, but I make an exception for Mitch McConnell.

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