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Democrats Continue Their Strategy of Obstruction

Trump has only had 48 of his nominees confirmed, and Democrats are to blame, so Senate recess will be delayed.

Thomas Gallatin · Jul. 12, 2017

Donald Trump has, again, rightly signaled his objections to the overt collusion between Democrats and their MSM collaborators to obstruct his agenda, most notably his nominees for key government and judiciary positions: “Senate Democrats have only confirmed 48 of 197 Presidential Nominees. They can’t win so all they do is slow things down & obstruct!” Trump’s criticism is totally justified, as we have documented here and here.

Robert Moffit, a Heritage Foundation senior policy fellow, notes, “The Senate delay is pure obstruction and a disservice to the American people. Advise and consent is not simply obstructing the president’s team’s ability to carry out his agenda. This directly obstructs the democratic process. The country elects presidents.” But Moffit also pointed out that Trump has been slow in nominating political appointees, although the president has picked up the pace in recent weeks.

While Democrats have been the primary cause of obstruction, Republicans’ inability to move forward quickly on repealing and replacing ObamaCare has contributed to the delays as well. Due to the lack of legislative and confirmation progress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has decided to delay the start of the Senate’s August recess. “In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle,” McConnell declared, “the Senate will delay the start of August recess until the third week of August.”

Democrats are operating from the mindset that Donald Trump’s election victory was illegitimate. Hence the continued rhetoric about Trump/Russia collusion and all the grandstanding by various Democrat members of Congress in calling for a stop to normal legislative business until they can get to the bottom of the Russia “scandal.” Their objective is to delay as much of Trump’s agenda for as long as possible with the hope of gaining a Senate majority in the 2018 election. It’s worth repeating that the real scandal here is Democrats colluding with the Leftmedia to obstruct Trump.

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