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Senate Dems plan all-night protest over Trump's EPA pick
The Hill ^ | February 16, 2017 | Jordain Carney

Posted on 02/16/2017 1:14:46 PM PST by jazusamo

Senate Dems plan all-night protest over Trump's EPA pick

Senate Democrats are planning an all-night talkathon Thursday over President Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Asked whether Democrats are planning to hold the floor all night, a spokeswoman for Sen. Tom Carper (Del.) — the top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee — confirmed that "that's the plan."

A spokesman for Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) directed questions to Carper's office but noted that Democrats aren't planning to yield back debate time.

The late-night floor drama comes after senators voted to move forward with Scott Pruitt's nomination earlier Thursday in a 54-46 vote.

A final vote, absent a deal, is expected early Friday afternoon.

Democrats don't have the manpower to block Pruitt on their own. Cabinet nominees only need a simple majority, and Republicans have 52 seats.

Though Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is expected to vote against Pruitt, Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) are supporting him.

Democrats blasted McConnell on Thursday for refusing to delay a vote on Pruitt. They wanted more time to wait for records from his time as Oklahoma attorney general requested more than two years ago.

The Center for Media and Democracy had sought, under Oklahoma’s state records law, copies of emails between Pruitt’s staff and representatives of various fossil fuel and conservative interests.

Eleven Democrats had already taken to the floor as of Thursday afternoon to protest Pruitt's nomination.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carper; confirmation; democrats; epa; nominee; schumer; scottpruitt; ussenate
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Drama queen Dems are throwing tantrums again. LOL!

More winning.

1 posted on 02/16/2017 1:14:46 PM PST by jazusamo
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they’re gonna work? what’s the occasion?


2 posted on 02/16/2017 1:16:28 PM PST by sappy (criminaldems)
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Knock yourselves out!!

no one has to show up anyways...and it's usually a dozen or so present.

3 posted on 02/16/2017 1:16:43 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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Resistance is futile - just going to lose and be tired ...


4 posted on 02/16/2017 1:17:20 PM PST by 11th_VA (#notmyappealscourt)
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To: jazusamo

All the sit-ins, marches, demonstrations, riots etc. mean one thing for the Dems.

The 2020 mid-terms are going to be an utter debacle for them.
It’s a good thing they’re too stupid to realize it.


5 posted on 02/16/2017 1:18:15 PM PST by Signalman
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Oh, they’re such a bunch of poseurs. They don’t give a flying freep about the environment, just money.


6 posted on 02/16/2017 1:19:49 PM PST by Tax-chick ("I prefer to think of myself as ... civilized." ~Jonathan Q. Higgins)
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To: Signalman

Fake Senators in bed with Fake News.


7 posted on 02/16/2017 1:20:00 PM PST by FreedBird
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Pruitt's a good man, and a great choice. Fingers crossed he prevails.

Collins. What a jerk. But I guess you knew that already.

8 posted on 02/16/2017 1:21:33 PM PST by onona (Keeping the faith will be our new directive for the republic !)
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I think democrat senator Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) Is trying to convince voters in North Dakota that she’s not a democrat. My guess is she is up for reelection in a few years.

If elected the next time, she would go right back to being a true blue democrat. That’s how they operate.


9 posted on 02/16/2017 1:21:58 PM PST by boycott
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Senate Dems plan all-night protest over Trump's EPA pick

Bring cots, kids! Sleep over's can be fun! But, you still have to go to work and lose tomorrow! Knock yourselves out!

MAGA

10 posted on 02/16/2017 1:22:44 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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The president has a broad domestic agenda he’s about to unveil and what do the Democrats offer? Nothing as usual unless you want to count protesting, whining and obstructing.


11 posted on 02/16/2017 1:23:39 PM PST by dowcaet
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Any chance of these RATS might grow up?

Didn’t think so!


12 posted on 02/16/2017 1:23:42 PM PST by Redleg Duke (He is leading us in Making America Great Again!)
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To: boycott

Yep! She and Tester (D-MT) are in the same boat. Tester, IMHO, will get walloped in Montana.


13 posted on 02/16/2017 1:24:28 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: jazusamo

All night circle-jerk.


14 posted on 02/16/2017 1:24:59 PM PST by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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Yawn.


15 posted on 02/16/2017 1:25:32 PM PST by ProudFossil
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I have been waiting for this one. The EPA is the embodiment of an out of control Job Killing agency. Pretty much everything you buy and every utility bill you pay costs you more because of the deluded bastards that have been running the EPA.


16 posted on 02/16/2017 1:25:39 PM PST by gibsonguy
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Let them stay up and protest all night.

Nobody will be watching them, nobody cares.


17 posted on 02/16/2017 1:25:48 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To RUB SALT in their wounds the complete failure of Harry Reid should be mentioned by every Republican.

REID changed the rules. It is a disaster for every party OUT of power. The Democrats are out of power and they will suffer. ALL THANKS to Harry Reid.

I pray Trump gets at least 3 and maybe 4 SCOTUS picks. SHAPE the court for the next 30-40 years.

If he does watch what happens. Prediction if this court goes 6-3 or 7-2 Conservative, I predict the next time Democrats Lead the Senate and have the Presidency they will talk about INCREASING the size to 15 Associate Justices.


18 posted on 02/16/2017 1:27:20 PM PST by LeonardFMason (426)
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Go, President Trump!

Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

19 posted on 02/16/2017 1:30:34 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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2018 is election year for Tommie Carper, so he speaks. After he steals Delaware Democrats money and gets their votes, he’ll go back into hibernation.


20 posted on 02/16/2017 1:33:10 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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