The Democratic Party has lost all three branches of government for at least the next two to four years. There is nothing they can do about it and it is driving them mad. Thus, they are trying to pull every dirty trick in the book to push back against the Trump administration. Senators are no exception.
Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is vowing to use “every possible” tool in his arsenal to block the deputy attorney general nominee that President Trump has chosen. That is, unless he bows down to his commands.
Blumenthal sits on Senate Judiciary Committee and he along with his Senate colleagues are scheduled to hear the testimony of nominee Rod Rosenstein. He was made a U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland by President George W. Bush in 2005.
The controversy surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in all likelihood going to overshadow the hearings as the deputy position would report to Sessions. The hearing comes shortly after the media caught wind of the conversations between Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Sessions had told Congress in January during his nomination hearings that he had not spoken with Russian officials as a campaign surrogate. But he had spoken with him twice in the last year. However, what the mainstream liberal media failed to report was that Sessions maintained his conversation with the Ambassador was in a Senatorial capacity.
The Attorney General has recused himself from investigations into Russian ties with the Trump administration and amended his Congressional testimony. Blumenthal is now trying to coerce policy decisions out of Rosenstein prior to his nomination concerning Sessions.
Blumenthal tweeted out the following threat,
I'll use every possible tool to block DOJ Deputy AG nominee unless he commits to appoint independent special prosecutor
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) March 5, 2017
Despite the fact that Sessions has recused himself Congressional Democrats are calling for his resignation as well. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator Elizabeth Warren have denounced the new Attorney General.
Even Senator Lindsey Graham told the Washington Post,
“There may be nothing there. But if there’s something there that the FBI believes is criminal in nature, then for sure you need a special prosecutor. If that day ever comes, I’ll be the first one to say it needs to be somebody other than Jeff [Sessions].”
Regardless of the nature of Sessions actions, demanding that Rosenstein agree to something prior to his nomination is nothing more than coercion and blackmail. He should not be subjected to such during his hearings. The nomination should be based on his credentials and not the partisan politics of the Democratic party.
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