President Donald Trump has had it with Democrats standing in the way of his nominees and he has called them out.
“The Democrats continue to Obstruct the confirmation of hundreds of good and talented people who are needed to run our government,” the president wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “A record in U.S. history. State Department, Ambassadors and many others are being slow walked. Senate must approve NOW!”
The President Is Fuming.
Sunday was not the only time in the past two weeks that the president has expressed anger over the treatment of his nominees.
At the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit on Wednesday placed the blame on Democrats for standing in the way of his nominees.
“Many of the agencies just have so many people out there, including diplomats from, as an example, Germany. Major countries — we have diplomats, they wait in a line because the Democrats don’t want to approve them, because they want to obstruct,” he said.
“And that’s not good,” he said. “It’s never been like this, ever. They’ve never held them this long. Republicans have never done this to this extent with the Democrats. And Schumer and the Democrats ought to get going because it’s the wrong thing for our country. It’s a very terrible thing.”
Sen. McConnell To Blame.
The president did not spare his own party in his speech, appearing to take aim at Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell.
“We have hundreds of people sitting out there, and they’re obstructionists,” he said. “They don’t want to approve them….it is just a terrible thing. Elaine, we have so many people — is that correct? — so many people from other agencies. Your agency gets pretty good treatment, I think.”
The comment was directed at Sen. McConnell’s wife Elaine Chao.
It is not tough to figure out what the Democrat’s strategy is.
The more they can stand in the way of President Trump’s agenda the more of a chance they have at defeating him in 2020.