Senate Democrats are blocking President Trump’s nominees. Judging by Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) whining remarks on the Senate floor, the efforts are getting under the skin of the Majority Leader.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) February 6, 2017
Sen. McConnell said, “Democrat obstruction has reached new extreme levels as the smallest number of cabinet officials have been confirmed in modern history at this point in a presidency. It’s a historic break in tradition. A departure from how newly elected presidents of both parties have been treated in decades past.”
The obstruction of Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland was also a departure from the way presidents of both parties have been treated in decades past. After Sen. McConnell’s years of obstructing President Obama, he doesn’t have a leg to stand on when he complains about the tactics being used against President Trump.
Both McConnell and the Senate Democrats announced that they would be slow walking all of Trump’s nominees, and McConnell has been powerless to stop them.
If Mitch McConnell wants the respect of Democrats, he can begin by referring to their party by its proper name. It’s the Democratic Party, not the Democrat Party.
Majority Leader McConnell continues to prove on a daily basis that he could dish out years of obstruction towards Obama, but he can’t take a few weeks of the same treatment under Trump.
Republicans don’t have 60 votes, which means that Mitch McConnell is in for a very long next two years.