Skip to comments.Democratic senators sue to block Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general
Posted on 11/19/2018 9:42:51 AM PST by jazusamo
Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of President Trumps appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.
Whitaker was appointed by Trump to lead the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of the role earlier this month.
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono filed the complaint against Whitaker in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday. All three issues fiery statements.
Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock would recognize it. Americans prize a system of checks and balances, which President Trumps dictatorial appointment betrays, Blumenthal said.
"The stakes are too high to allow the president to install an unconfirmed lackey to lead the Department of Justice a lackey whose stated purpose, apparently, is undermining a major investigation into the president, Whitehouse said.
Donald Trump cannot subvert the Constitution to protect himself and evade accountability, Hirono said.
The senators argue that Whitakers appointment is in violation of the Constitutions appointments clause. They ask the federal court to declare Whitakers appointment unconstitutional and block him from carrying out duties.
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And the Democrats just keep showing why we need to get as many Judgeships confirmed as we can do so.....
Is there any actual work these guys are supposed to be doing or is this all they have to keep themselves busy?
My Lord are these commieNaziLeftist rats hostile to our American system of governance
if they ever get any more power, you can BET they’ll impose a dictatorship just like HitlerStalin, or maybe Pol Pot
This isn’t the Onion or the Babylon Bee? They now think the president has to have the consent of the Senate to appoint an ACTING AG?
I wish the GOP wouldve put up this much of a fight.
“The guilty dog always barks first.”
I wish to express my appreciation to the idiots that gave the House back to the Dims.
And some judge on Guam or in Puerto Rico will agree. Or something. What’s Vlad say since it involves him?
weird. none of those three are running for president. schumer usually reserves the whacked out press availabilities for them.
How about instead they sue their brains for Non-Support?
Yep...It really is pathetic.
“Whitaker was appointed by Trump to lead the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of the role earlier this month.”
Wow. I guess Fox News has gone all CNN on us... “forced out” - as if he was a fine Attorney General. Orange man bad!
ComDems are MOST AFRAID now of prosecution for their crimes.
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I tried to watch School House Rock, but with every passing minute I could feel my brain cells dying. I figured if I sat through the whole movie I might have ended up as stupid as these three clowns.
The Left always tells us whom they FEAR the MOST!..............
And the Special Counsel needs Senate confirmation, as well, does it not?
If so, could this finally be a trap that the President has set? If Whitaker can’t be there without confirmation then neither can Mueller. If Mueller stays then Whitaker stays.
We shall see.
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