Citing deception, ethics violations, Democrats boycotting votes on Trump cabinet members

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Citing deception, ethics violations, Democrats boycotting votes on Trump cabinet members

Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:49 pm

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats deployed a dramatic eleventh-hour maneuver to deny committee votes of two of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks Tuesday, arguing that those nominees had lied to them.

Senators on the Finance Committee were set to vote on Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to lead the Department of Health and Human Services and Steve Mnuchin to lead the Treasury Department.

By not showing up for the votes, Democrats denied Republicans the quorum they needed to move forward to confirmation. At least one Democrat needs to be present for the vote to happen.

Ranking Member Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said in a statement Tuesday morning that the two nominees “misled the public and held back important information about their backgrounds.”

“Until questions are answered, Democrats believe the committee should not move forward with either nomination. ... This is about getting answers to questions, plain and simple. Ethics laws are not optional, and nominees do not have a right to treat disclosure like a shell game,” he added.

“As man advances in civilization, and small tribes are united into larger communities, the simplest reason would tell each individual that he ought to extend his social instincts and sympathies to all members of the same nation, though personally unknown to him. This point being once reached, there is only an artificial barrier to prevent his sympathies extending to the men of all nations and races.”

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:03 pm

good if the nominees can't meet the disclosure requirement then they are ineligible.

that's they way it works for the normal joe in governance(even those with no power)
I know I had to submit everything, no ifs or buts, for my current role, to the point that failure to submit something, is automatic disqualification.
Like with Clinton's email server. I have Zero sympathy for individuals that fail to comply with the requirements of the position

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