You all know I just love me some snark, but who knew that Senate Minority Leader, and Democrat, Chuck Schumer loved it, too.
See, as we headed into the hearings for President-elect _____’s cabinet choices Schumer had one simple request for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: the _____ nominees must meet the same traditional standards that were demanded of President Barack Obama’s nominees by McConnell eight years ago.
In fact, the request is so similar that Schumer sent the exact same letter McConnell sent to Harry Reid, then the Democratic majority leader of the Senate, and just changed the names ... click to emBIGGERate:
And Schumer ahs good reason to be snarky; see, the GOP, who sadly control the Senate ... for now ... are holding nomination hearings even before the nominees have completed background checks and ethics clearances.
And those are the very two things that Mitch “Hypocrite” McConnell demanded of Obama’s Cabinet nominees eight years ago. The difference, of course, is that the Obama administration met the requirements while the GOP has not.
Still, Schumer’s letter likely won’t be able to accomplish as much as McConnell’s did because, after years of Republican obstruction of Obama’s nominees, Democrats in the Senate dismantled the filibuster for executive nominees. These days the nominations can’t be filibustered and only need a simple majority to get through.
Still, it was nice to see McConnell getting a taste of his own medicine.