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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:02 AM

Trump Can't Fill Admin Jobs Thanks To McConnell Request To Keep Hands Off Caucus


By Nicole Lafond

December 6, 2018 8:24 am

There are multiple empty or temporarily-filled seats in President Donald Trump’s administration, thanks, in part, to the President’s penchant for ousting officials before he has conjured up a replacement.

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) may have a partial role in the vacancies as well, according to Politico.

Trump still doesn’t have a candidate to replace Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations when she leaves at the end of the year; he’s without a deputy national security adviser; his acting attorney general has caused increased anxiety among Democrats and Republicans over the fate of the Russia probe. But McConnell has made it clear to Trump that no new attorney general, or other administration position appointment, will come from his caucus, where Republicans have a 53-47 majority.

“It’s not going to come from our caucus, I can tell you that,” he told the Associate Press when asked who would replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Sessions appointment as attorney general ended up causing a massive headache for McConnell after Democrat Doug Jones bested Roy Moore — who was accused of molesting teen girls when he was in his thirties — in the Alabama Senate race last year.

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Reply Trump Can't Fill Admin Jobs Thanks To McConnell Request To Keep Hands Off Caucus (Original post)
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:08 AM

1. Interviewer: I see a break in your employment history. Care to explain?

Applicant: I was in prison
Interviewer: Are you sure you weren't working in the Trump administration?
Applicant: Nope. Prison. Definitely prison.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:26 AM

2. There a lot of unemployed former Representatives he can hire

As long as they are not look for job security or safe working conditions.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:09 PM

3. This is Yertle the 🐢-King excercising control of the EXECUTIVE Branch, the prick.

If I were President of the local dog-catchers Club, and McConnell were attempting this kind of bullshit, I'd have his head on a proverbial platter so fucking fast he'd think he had done a boatload of that blow his father-in-law likes to import.
Trump doesn't have it in him to understand how bad this is, and so won't do anything about it, but McConnell thinking he can just trounce all over the Executives Balls (again--and this time to his own party head) would, in any other administration, come with SEVERE political consequences.
As such, if I had to choose between jailing either McConnell or Cheney at this point, it would be McConnell, and that's saying a lot.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:22 PM

4. Our federal branch has been hollowed out, as Rachel pointed out nearly two years ago. nt

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