Donald Trump lags behind past Presidents in terms of having his nominees confirmed.
That’s because Democrats are engaged in unprecedented obstruction.
Chuck Schumer pulled that trick again but this time he’s hurting America’s military.
Donald Trump has nominated Patrick Shanahan to be the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
The current Deputy has left office and this critical post at the Pentagon must be filled.
But not according to Chuck Schumer.
He’s holding up a vote on Shanahan because he is throwing a temper tantrum about the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“Sen. John McCain tried twice Thursday to get a floor vote set for President Trump’s pick to be deputy defense secretary but was blocked each time by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
“Tomorrow, the current deputy secretary of defense, Bob Work, will leave his office — tomorrow. There simply is no more time to delay in moving the nomination of Patrick Shanahan,” McCain said on the Senate floor.
The Arizona Republican first proposed an immediate consent vote on Shanahan, a Boeing executive who could fill the Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian post, and when Schumer objected he proposed setting a vote Monday night.
Schumer again objected, quashing the attempt to fast-track the nominee vote and increasing the temperature of an already heated political fight in the chamber over which party is responsible for the slow pace of approving the president’s nominees.
“We’d be happy to consider the nominee in regular order and maybe once things change a little bit in healthcare we can, with the consent of my friends on this side of the aisle, move a lot of things quickly,” Schumer said.”
The Pentagon’s ability to formulate a strategy to defend American national security depends on a complete team.
Schumer is holding that up – in the middle of America’s fight against ISIS – to wage a cheap political stunt.
Don’t The People wish all of this dead wood in our government would just retire or whatever? Useless to us, absolutely! So what is the point of having them there taking up space and resources and collecting a paycheck also.
Since New York State has the second largest contingent of illegal aliens, and since the Democrats have no compunction whatever about registering non-citizens and illegals to vote, and allowing them to vote in our elections, chances are Senator Schumer was elected via voter fraud. If that weren’t true, New York wouldn’t be refusing to submit voter data to the Voter Integrity Commission which is investigating voter fraud.
Why doesnt his constituents that he is endangering their lives by not doing his Job as a Senator and vote for the new Defense Secretary deputy. Where does Schummer’s State and we will campaign against him at his next re-election?
This POS Schumer should be put out to pasture, then he can spread what he does best all over the barnyard instead of in Washington D.C. The Democrats should have to repay us American taxpayers for all the money of they wasted on all their frivolous complaints. Also, I got carried away on Schumer, I agree with everything in your comment. MAGA!
Vote them out, asap. How soon can it be done to Mr Schumer? (I am not an American, don’t live in the USA and have never visited the USA.) However, I pray for the USA daily, to take her place again as the Republic she was meant to be.
They have to get out and VOTE. These politicians will stay there as long as they can because of all the perks – they really don’t care about their constituents or our country. They enjoy unbelievable benefits way beyond their salary.
Rather than a “cheap political stunt”, this action by Schumer should be called what it is:. BLACKMAIL!!! He wants the government to stop trying to dismantle the far-left’s prize abortion, Obamacare, OR he will do everything in his power to prevent the government from doing anything else!!!
We desperately need term limits and we need to make it unlawful for Congress to exempt themselves from laws they pass that the rest of America is made subject to, such as healthcare, to name one. They should not be allowed to set one set of rules for themselves and another for the rest of the country. They should not be allowed to give themselves pay raises, and other perks. In doing so, they are saying they are better than the rest of us and are above the laws of the land.
Well said, Micha. Too many politicians get elected, and then find that they can do a LOT more for themselves, by getting on their party’s program for self service. DEFINITELY term limits, old dead wood should be cut from the tree of government, and burned. Foreign influence, like from Soros, should be stopped, and Alinsky type of doctrine , that drove the Obama bus, should be eliminated. God Bless America, and we can help by getting back to our Constitution, and the American way of life. Semper Fidelis, my friends.
Schumer defies description.
However, were I the President, I would find a way, or invent one, to move past this sort of obstructionism. IT is just wrong and could be dangerous.
I hope Pres. Trump sticks by his threat to set aside the five week vacation that is coming up unless or until all of his Cabinet Positions are filled.
Schumer cannot be allowed to persist in this damaging folly.
That sounds like a great idea. If he can no get his Cabinet members confirmed and filled, they Congress and Senate will not get a August vacation. They will work, like all the rest of America except those of us old enough to be retired.Great Idea!
The United States enemy comes from within and from, leftist, snowflake, liberal socialist and communist of the Democrat party. If they think for one minute that I would help them in any way they have another thought coming. Term limits need to be imposed to get rid of the do nothing so called elected officials, like this jerk.
I firmly believe that tha antics of Schumer and his other Democrat cohorts plus the RINO’s that stall and obstruct notmal business of the House and/or Senate or the President, especially in matters of national defence and security could be charged with sedition and be impeached! Getting rid of some of these leeches would send a strong message to the remaining politicians that these antics will not be tolerated.
Any 2 year old can kick his feet and throw a tantrum . We have persons on both sides and in both parties that are no better in their behavior than a two year old. It is time that we the people end them and call for their resignation. Stop paying them and make the work in the private world and then if they feel that God desires them to serve serve for His glory doing justly loving mercy and walk humbly before God.
Sabotage our military . That constitutes treason , again for him , arrest schumer and give him maximum sentence along with clintons , obastard , and any other liberal & rino doing treason against America.
If Chuck Shcumer thinks he is above reproach, he has a rude awakening coming! The people who voted President Trump in to office, have had enough! It’s a fact, that democrats kill those who rebel against them, well, “We The People” have been tolerant for too long! Chuck better watch his self! Free Patriots can and will, handle matters themselves, just like liberals do!
Nutless McConnell needs to tell schmucky chucky to SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP and let the work get done, OR SANCTION the troublemaker and remove him from the Senate, until and unless he agrees to cooperate and follow the rules of order. And if he pulls the same crap again, ban him permanently.
Looks like the Democrats are spending the whole weekend lying to the media again. The Senators are cooking up bull crap about the Trump boys making everything sound like evil when it wasn’t. Typical liberal attack and obstruction.
Sen. Schumer, Sen. Warren an the rest of the Democrats have put road block after road block in President Trumps way. They are putting this Great country in danger by doing this, they are a disgrace to there states an the people who elected them.
Make America Great Again
The Democrats have not done anything Productive for this country in the last almost 9 years. Why do people keep voting them in when all they do is sabotage the USA. Term limits never sounded so good. As a Combat Veteran, it tears me up to see Schumer and certain other Dems doing their best to keep America the laughing stock that we’ve been for the previous 8 years.
Defense of the nation is the primary function of any sane government. Schumer and the Democrats are abrogating their oath to the Constitution by prioritizing a tax law (also known incorrectly as Obamacare to obfuscate the public) over their defense responsibility. Why the Republicans are not calling them on this is even more disgusting.Once the next generation of liberals gets ensconced in government, government healthcare will degrade to the levels we had before Trump with the Veterans Administration. Also, look at the efficiency of simply buying some stamps at the post office to get an idea of where health services we are headed.The Democrats and establishment Republicans are all licking their chops at the trillion in taxes universal healthcare will bring to Washington. Carbon tax will be next unless there is a Convention of States to call for term limits on Congress.