Skip to comments.Democratic objections to delay Branstad confirmation
Posted on 05/11/2017 3:41:37 PM PDT by iowamark
This time next week, Gov. Terry Branstad is likely to be the United States ambassador to China, Sen. Chuck Grassley predicted Thursday.
The Iowa Republican expects a vote on Branstads appointment as early as Tuesday, despite Democratic senators forcing a cloture vote on President Donald Trumps nomination.
Realize he got out of committee on unanimous consent, Grassley said. After a hearing last week, the Foreign Relations Committee recommended Branstads conformation unanimously on a voice vote. Now we want to get him through the United States Senate and we have to file a cloture motion on it.
The objections may not be related to Branstad, but just the normal obstruction thats going on out here, Grassley said. Its just nonsense.
Or the objections could be a way of Democratic senators voicing displeasure with Trumps firing of FBI Director James Comey, Grassley speculated.
The objection means the Senate will have a cloture vote, probably Monday, to end debate on the nomination. At that point, each party gets 15 hours for debate. Republicans will give back their time, he said, but Democrats could delay a confirmation vote for 15 hours.
That wont scuttle Branstads nomination, however, Grassley said.
Its not going to prevent Branstad from being approved, Grassley said. Its just a question is it going to be one day or is it going to take two or three days.
By next week, hell be ambassador to China as far as I can tell, he said.
Branstad will then resign as governor perhaps not immediately which will begin the transition of Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds ascending to the office of governor.
Did we expect anything less.
Who will take over the governorship in Iowa? I hate appointing incumbents to these positions, as it risks loosing those office in the next election.
When is the new governor up for election?
McConnell needs to put the hammer to Schumer.
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will become Iowa’s first female Governor. She is very sharp and very hardworking. She recruited her friend Joni Ernst to run for Senate in 2014.
The Obstructocrat Demagouge Democrats in the Senate need a good kick in the ass!
Sunny Day - Democrats delay voting because it’s too bright.
No Rain - Democrats delay voting because it’s too dry.
Raining - Democrats delay voting because it’s too wet.
Conditions Perfect - Democrats delay voting because it’s probably a Russian trick.
Can we hate anyone more than these arrogant anti American scumbag rats
Hoping that it will backfire on them.
DJT needs to start branding them “Obstructionist”. soon
But for now he’s still hoping to pull a couple of the blue dogs or moderates to our sides. If anyone can....
McTurdle and McDemocRat would rather give Schmucky the reach around .. Worthless faggots! ...
Trump should have VETOED THAT CR BUDGET BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE DEMOCRATS ARE SCREWING AROUND WITH HIS APPOINTMENTS....IF HE WOULD HAVE DONE SO HE WPULDN’T BE GOING THROUGH THIS RUSSIA/FBI BS PLUS WE’D BE FOCUSED ON ISSUES ....
Well, unlike certain others, the Democraps at least give a nod to their base.
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