For this VIP Tuesday I decided to highlight the fact that liberals in the U.S. Senate are blocking the approval of nominees for President Donald Trump’s cabinet. The Senate usually works quickly to approve cabinet members. Rob Bluey of The Daily Signal reports that this Senate seems to be stonewalling the President.
Trump’s Democrat predecessor had 11 of his 15 Cabinet secretaries in place after his first week… Five of the past six presidents – Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama – had nearly their entire Cabinet installed by their second week in the White House. President George H. W. Bush faced delays, but had had the advantage of retaining three of Reagan’s Cabinet secretaries.
Even though President Trump has been moving quickly to keep his campaign promises, the Senate is holding up confirmation of his Cabinet nominees. The President enters his second week with only two of his nominees approved, but Bluey is confident that the Senate will approve Rex Tillerson for secretary of state and Elaine Chao for secretary of transportation soon.
Bluey’s article titled “13 of Trump’s Cabinet Nominees Await Senate Approval, Leaving Agencies Without a Leader” explains how the Senate’s slow pace hinders the President’s ability to implement his agenda and to do his job. It appears that liberals are doing all that they can to hinder a conservative agenda.