Skip to comments.Trumpís nominations of Barr, Nauert already running into Dem buzz saw
Posted on 12/07/2018 1:41:42 PM PST by jazusamo
President Trumps picks for attorney general and U.N. ambassador have run into immediate opposition from Democrats -- suggesting both nominees could face tough confirmation hearings.
Trump announced Friday morning that he plans to nominate William Barr, the George H.W. Bush-era leader of the Justice Department, as his next attorney general to replace former AG Jeff Sessions. Fox News is told Trump liked the respect Barr commands and the fact that he has earned bipartisan support in the past. If confirmed, he would replace Matthew Whitaker, the former Sessions chief of staff who took over as acting attorney general last month.
He also announced that he has chosen State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to succeed outgoing U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who is stepping down from her role in January.
But it is unclear whether either Nauert or Barr will garner bipartisan support given the politically charged environment on the Hill. Barr in particular drew concerned statements from Democrats -- particularly in the shadow of FBI Special Counsel Robert Muellers ongoing Russia probe. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Barrs pick deeply concerning.
Barr has spent the past two years auditioning for this job by stoking partisan attacks on our nations law enforcement community, and encouraging the President to use the Justice Department as a political weapon to pursue his rivals and undermine investigations into Trump and his familys scandals, she said, before saying Barrs selection was the latest in the Presidents pattern of installing partisan hacks in the highest reaches of our government who will happily do his bidding.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., expressed concern about Barrs expansive views of executive power and partisan statements about pardons, the Mueller investigation and Hillary Clinton.
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San Fran Nan, DiFi and Chuckie are whistling past the graveyard, they can't stop their confirmations.
Any pick by Trump would run into a “buzzsaw.
So hw might as well pick the one HE believes will carry out his agenda.
Trump could nominate Mother Teresa and the Democrats would still squawk and b*tch and dig-in their heels and fight as much as they could.
He should use the coming Senate recess to pack his administration with recess appointments that the Democrats will REALLY hate.
Then the ball will be in their court.
Approve my nominees, or live with these people you loathe until the next election.
There isn’t anybody on the planet Earth, or in the entire universe, that democrats wouldn’t have a problem with, if that person is nominated for any position by Trump. Even Jesus Christ would run into a democrat buzz-saw if Trump nominated him for anything.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Barrs pick deeply concerning.
Well Nancy it is deeply disturbing that you are in the Senate but there you are!
Trump’s presidency has been nullified by our corrupt stasi state, both parties, corrupt courts and fakestream media. Our elections are a joke and the rule of law is dead.
If Trump doesn’t call out the marines and go full pinochet on these traitors, the people will have to do it.
If Trump nominated Jesus Christ, the Democrats would block Him because He’s “Too Religious”
Ms Nauert, have you stopped beating your wife yet?
Sorry, we know you are a woman, but we have to ask all Republican nominees this question...
Next. Isn’t it racist of you...
Did we expect any different. If their turn comes, heaven forbid, their nominees should get the same treatment and about the same number of votes.
Amen to that, Pelosi needs to retire and take up knitting.
Bipartisan: Synonym; = surrender
Let's Wrap This Baby Up, Folks!
Barr will be confirmed. He held the position before.
Not the time for the Dems to play games....and the Repubs have the votes.
NO ONE he picks will satisfy them
Well she is in the House, but that is disturbing too.
If they are stopped, it will be Republicans that bear the responsibility.
Unlikely, He already has a job.
Nauert is married to Scott Norby, executive director of private credit and equity for Morgan Stanley, who previously held positions at National Veterinary Associates, UBS, Goldman Sachs, and Cargill. The couple have two sons.
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