Or, we may be witnessing the growth of a spine. From The Hill:
Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted votes to advance Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, and Steven Mnuchin, his selection to head the Treasury Department. The pair had been among some of the more contentious selections to join Trump’s Cabinet. […]
Democrats walked out of the Senate Finance Committee hearing room, arguing that Mnuchin and Price misled senators in their testimony before the panel, and saying they could not allow a vote to proceed without more information.
“He misled Congress and he misled the American people,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the panel, said of Price.
Democrats said they wanted to bring Price and Mnuchin in for further questions, saying some of their statements did not line up with the facts.
“We have great concern that Chairman Hatch is asking us to vote today on two nominees who out and out lied to our committee,” said Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
The Senate R’s are apoplectic, of course, to be given a dose of their own medicine from the last eight years.
More like this, D’s!
Oh wow! This is great.
Check out these quotes — talk about short memories!
McConnell said Republicans were not enthusiastic about President Obama’s Cabinet picks in 2009 “but we did not prevent him from getting up and functioning.”
“Totally different treatment by the Senate majority at the beginning of Obama from what we’re experiencing here,” he said.
“I think they ought to stop posturing and acting like idiots,” grumbled Hatch, the Senate’s president pro tempore and normally one of the chamber’s most decorous members.
“I’m very disappointed in this kind of crap,” he said. “Some of this is because they just don’t like the president.”
This is what the Dem base wants, I know I do. Perfect illustration of that Delaware classic “what goes around comes around”.
I know I want to see Democrats really expose the incompetence and the Conflicts of Interest of these Bandits. And then vote to not confirm them because they are Bandits. And there isn’t much percentage in cooperating, really.