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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Trump has fewest Cabinet posts confirmed since George Washington

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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The Democrats in Washington D.C. accused the Republicans of being obstructionists during the entire eight years of the Obama presidency.  Now, even with a Republican majority in both houses, the Democrats are doing everything they can to sabotage the Trump administration.  From violence in the streets to lies about tweets...don't give me this crap that they fell for the fake Flynn Tweet.  They jumped at it, and they may have been the fakers behind the fake Flynn tweet in question.

After a month in office, Trump has roughly half of his Cabinet in place.  This is the longest it has taken to get to that point since. . . well, George Washington in 1789.
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Why is it taking so long?  Remember those Democrats who accused the GOP of obstruction?  Yep, they've been obstructive.  The Democrats are trying to create the most contentious confirmation process they can, and the Washington Post is hip with it, as is every other leftist one might ask.

“President Trump has the fewest Cabinet secretaries confirmed at this point than any other incoming president since George Washington,” lamented Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last week. “The president deserves to have his Cabinet in place. The American people deserve that, too.”

The Kentucky Republican, a scholar of Senate history, reviewed the records and discovered that prior to the 1950s, most Cabinet nominees faced no opposition at all. (McConnell’s analysis included first-term elected presidents, not those who assumed office after a vacancy.)

In fact, many presidents had their Cabinet nominees in place on Day One.

“This is a president who wants change, and he has got to get his nominees confirmed as soon as possible if he is going to get that change,” Don Devine, director of the Office of Personnel Management under Reagan said.

Under the leadership of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrats have kept their promise to delay Trump’s nominees, even if they lack the votes ultimately to defeat them.

Trump's frustration has been revealed in his Tweets...

Donald J. Trump 
✔@realDonaldTrump

It is a disgrace that my full Cabinet is still not in place, the longest such delay in the history of our country. Obstruction by Democrats!

In 2009, Obama had 10 Cabinet secretaries confirmed after his first week in office. Nine of those nominees won Senate confirmation by voice vote, where an official tally isn’t recorded.

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