SO CONFIRM THEM ALREADY
The Senate is back in session — and some say one item should top the to-do list: Confirm close to 150 pending Trump administration nominees.
“Senate Democrats are doing their best to ensure that the executive branch lacks the staff necessary to advance President Trump and the GOP’s bold, conservative agenda. It’s time for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the president’s Republican allies to pick up the pace and chip away at the nominees awaiting confirmation,” says Adam Brandon, president of FreedomWorks, a grassroots group embracing smaller government and lower taxes.
“President Trump has nominated these great candidates, and it’s the Senate’s job to confirm them. There are currently 146 nominees awaiting Senate confirmation, compared to the 91 at this point during Obama’s presidency. The Republican Senate showed potential, having recently confirmed more than 60 judges and other executive branch nominees, but there’s still more that can and must be done. FreedomWorks calls upon the Senate to keep up the good work and focus on confirming President Trump’s nominees,” Mr. Brandon observes.
The organization has launched a national campaign to bring this idea home; stay tuned.