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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
GOP changes rules to push through nominees after Dem boycott
The Democrats (Dirty Harry Reid) did this to themselves with their "Nuclear option" which was based on Hillary winning with 330 electoral votes with a 99.99% chance of winning.
Oh the sweet irony!
The Senate Finance Committee advanced a pair of Trump’s nominees with only Republican members present — Steven Mnuchin to head the Treasury Department, and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as secretary of Health and Human Services.
By unanimous consent, the Republicans gathered in the hearing room agreed to change the committee’s standing rules, which normally require at least one member of each party to be in attendance for committee work to proceed.
“It’s just another way of roughing up the president’s nominees,” said committee Chairman
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