Crybabies. Some Senate Democrats have decided to boycott committee votes to advance Re. Tom Price (R-GA) for Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary and Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary. From The Hill:
“I can’t understand why senators, who know we’re going to have these two people go through, can’t support the committee,” said Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
“I’m very disappointed in this kind of crap. … Some of this is because they just don’t like the president.”
Hatch also called the boycott pathetic. He stated that the Democrats did not warn him about the boycott, which made him think everyone would show up and vote on the nominees.
Dems are boycotting panel votes on Mnuchin and Price, per chairman Hatch, who says it's
"most pathetic thing I've seen in my whole time"
— Joseph Lawler (@josephlawler) January 31, 2017
So now President Donald Trump’s Cabinet remains incomplete since the boycotts have led to ANOTHER delay. From Reuters:
Democrats said they were delaying the vote because they wanted more information on Price’s stock trades in an Australian medical company and reports that Mnuchin’s former bank, OneWest, used automated “robosignings” of foreclosures, which apparently contradicted statements he made to senators.
Sen. Ron Wyden from Oregon said he boycotted the voting due to a Wall Street Journal article “that said Mr. Price had participated in a private stock offering open to just six individuals, directly contradicting testimony he gave the committee in a hearing last week.” The Journal reported:
During the earlier hearing and on several other occasions, Mr. Price has said the stock offering was open to all investors in the company, Innate Immunotherapeutics, which is developing a drug for multiple sclerosis. Mr. Price sat on a House panel that worked on legislation to speed up the process for drug approvals, which would help the company as it works to bring the drug to market.
“The evidence is the company is directly contradicting Congressman Price, indicating that he didn’t tell the truth and he misled the Congress, and he misled the American people,” Mr. Wyden said, standing outside the hearing room.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow from Michigan said that an Obama nominee “stepped down for much less than what we have in front of us.”DONATE
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