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Donald Trump, Jr.: Democrats' petty obstruction of ambassadorial confirmations must end now
Fox News ^ | July 17, 2019 | Donald Trump Jr.

Posted on 07/17/2019 11:48:36 AM PDT by jazusamo

These days, obstruction by the Democrats grabs the biggest headlines when they prevent solutions to the biggest issues – immigration, Supreme Court appointments, infrastructure, and so on – but their obstruction is actually the most egregious when it’s at its most petty.

Confirming U.S. ambassadors should be one of the least political things the U.S. Senate does. For most of the country’s history, the process was a mere formality – a president would pick people to serve as America’s chief representatives to countries around the world, and those nominees would almost always be confirmed by voice votes, with little if any debate. It’s a basic courtesy to the president, but, more importantly, it’s a simple recognition that America should be represented by a duly-appointed ambassador in every country with which we have a formal diplomatic relationship.

As it turns out, one of the unifying principles for the Democratic minority in the Senate under Chuck Schumer’s leadership is its obstruction of ambassadorial appointments employed in frustration over the fact that Hillary Clinton isn’t the one making those nominations. Therefore, they’ve made even this basic, uncontroversial duty into a political football by subjecting the nominees to the tedious and time-consuming process of holding individual votes, delaying some appointments for more than two years.


Enough is enough. There is a near-term solution, but it will require a display of political courage equal to the magnitude of the issues that we face as a nation. The Senate is getting ready for its annual August recess. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should cancel the recess until every one of the president’s ambassador nominees are brought to a voice vote, as has been the custom in America for over 200 years.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Israel; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ambassadors; chuckschumer; donaldtrumpjr; israel; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; newyork; obstructionism; pettyobstructionism; philippines; schumer; trumpnominees; upchuckschumer; ussenate; waronterror

1 posted on 07/17/2019 11:48:36 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

I disagree with Jr. Just swear these people into the military, Give them black passports and send them TDY over there to do the job. What will the dimwits do...impeach Trump...LOL!

2 posted on 07/17/2019 12:01:30 PM PDT by gr8eman (Only the mediocre are always at their best)
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To: jazusamo

Yeah, and I want a Lamborghini.

There’s about zero chance either one will take place.

3 posted on 07/17/2019 12:34:33 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord God Almighty, deliver us from this evil in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, amen.)
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To: gr8eman

But do we really want to have members of the military as ambassadors?

4 posted on 07/17/2019 12:36:41 PM PDT by birdsman (NAAWP)
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To: Jmouse007

I agree, but at least Don Jr. is speaking out.

Maybe a bit more than zero chance though, Mitch has been on top of judicial nominees and this issue probably grates on him also.

5 posted on 07/17/2019 12:52:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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6 posted on 07/17/2019 1:13:27 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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