Amazing. Dated in Feburary, 2009, McConnell insists that the FBI and Ethics letters are completed. Financial disclosures and tax returns, committee questionaires completed.
The corruption is going to be on a scale we have never seen in this country because Republicans will “plow ahead” rather then vet the appointments.
Just like they didn’t vet Trump……….
‘Letter shows he demanded full financial disclosures before hearings’.
‘The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate plans to rush forward this week with confirmation hearings for many of Donald Trumps nominees for cabinet and other key executive positions. Though many of the picks have not yet completed the customarily required ethics clearances and background checks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has shown no willingness to delay’.
“They’ve made pretty clear they intend to slow down and resist and that doesnt provide a lot of incentive or demonstrate good faith to negotiate changes. So I think were going to just be plowing ahead” his deputy, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) told Politico’.
‘But back in 2009, McConnell took the exact opposite view’.
‘A letter to then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), posted on Twitter by Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington shows he demanded that financial disclosures must be complete before any confirmation hearings be scheduled’.
Only Republicans are allowed to block Supreme Court nominees.
Justice Scalia dies on Feburary 13, 2016.
Obama nominates Garland March 16, 2016.
April 5, 2016 – Mitch McConnell –
” Yeah, there will be no hearings and no votes on Garland.”
Well then that’s the guy I want to be President!!!!!
Jebus! Your OK with a future ‘leader of the Nation’ to not know much about the issues?
“He needs someone highly experienced and very knowledgeable because it’s pretty obvious he doesn’t know a lot about the issues,” McConnell said’.
“You see that in the debates in which he’s participated. It’s why I have argued to him publicly and privately that he ought to use a script more often—there is nothing wrong with having prepared texts.”
From : http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-06-10/mcconnell-trump-issues
‘Mitch McConnell Voted To Confirm A Supreme Court Justice In Reagan’s Final Year'(2)
“On Feb. 3, 1988, McConnell and literally every other GOP senator voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. This was during President Ronald Reagan’s last year in the White House, and at a time when Democrats controlled the Senate”.
“The American people should have a voice in the
selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.
Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled
until we have a new President.”(1)
Americans DO have a voice.
It’s called elections.
You have a majority in the Senate.
Are you so afraid of the reaction of the
American people if you (Republicans) should
start blocking nominee after nominee from the
But by all means.
Let’s wait a full year to fill the seat.
After all….Republicans are the Party Of No.
Why, why can’t we have a functioning Government?
(1) : http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/269389-mcconnell-dont-replace-scalia-until-after-election
(2) : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court-antonin-scalia_us_56bfcde2e4b08ffac1259285
Yes……..Let’s take old people and not give them a cost of living raise and at the same time…..raise the age they can apply for Medicare.
Old people are the problem………
CNN) ”Mitch McConnell privately wants the White House to pay this price to enact a major budget deal’:
From : http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/13/politics/mitch-mcconnell-entitlement-changes-fiscal-talks/
‘Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is opening the door to changing the filibuster in response to growing pressure from Republicans angered that Democrats have blocked legislation from reaching the White House’.
‘McConnell has appointed a special task force to explore changes to the filibuster rule and other procedural hurdles — including whether to eliminate filibusters on motions to proceed to legislation. That’s a tactic the minority often uses to shut down a bill before amendments can be considered’.
‘McConnell, a Senate traditionalist, doesn’t want to do away with the filibuster. He and other Republicans fear a decision to gut the filibuster further would boomerang on the party — especially if Democrats retake the Senate in next year’s elections’.
‘In 2013, Reid and Democrats voted to eliminate the filibuster on most nominations. To do so, they used a legislative maneuver known as the “nuclear option” that allows changes to Senate rules to be adopted by a Senate majority’.
From : http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/256631-senate-gop-opens-door-to-weakening-the-filibuster