Democrats wage war on Trump’s nominees
Desperately gasping for any oxygen they can find, Democrats are making yet another run at the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency.
This time they’re trying to block Trump’s cabinet nominees during Senate confirmation hearings by painting them as a bunch of racists, billionaires, warmongers, union haters — or all of the above. This, despite the fact that many of Trump’s picks — like State Department nominee Rex Tillerson — held real jobs their entire lives. You get the drift.
Democrats are whining incessantly that Trump is trying to pack too many hearings into one day.
Never mind that President Barack Obama and former president George W. Bush held five or more confirmation hearings in a single day. On Wednesday, the Senate will hold five confirmation hearings and Thursday it scheduled three, which is hardly unprecedented (as the left keeps repeating, in hopes we’ll believe that lie … just like the fake polls).
But as we witnessed during the 2016 election, the left doesn’t apply the standard of objectivity or parity when it comes to Trump. The left applies the standard of double standard, in fact.
Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Alabama’s Sen. Jeff Sessions, kicked off the first day on Tuesday of what’s sure to be a contentious week of confirmation hearings.
For starters, Democrat Sen. “Dick” Durbin couldn’t wait to try to knock out Sessions appearing before the Senate judiciary committee.
In an effort to falsely paint Sessions as a racist, Durbin noted that he (Durbin) invited former drug dealer Alton Mills to the hearing.
Mills is the black convicted drug courier whose sentence Obama commuted in 2015, after Mills served 22 years in prison for delivering crack cocaine “to make ends meet.”
Instead of blaming Mills for breaking the law, Durbin trashed Sessions for not supporting changing America’s federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for non-violent drug crimes.
Durbin said the law disproportionately impacts black men, implying that Sessions was a racist.
Perhaps, black men should stop committing drug-related crimes so they wouldn’t have to worry about doing the time. And maybe liberals, like Durbin, should be reminded that Sessions, as attorney general of Alabama, prosecuted a KKK member who lynched a black teenager in 1981.
“I abhor the Klan and what it represents and its hateful ideology,” Sessions added in his opening statement for his nomination hearing.
But Durbin’s denigration of Sessions wasn’t nearly done.
Durbin introduced an illegal alien who served in the military and whom he had invited to the hearing to bolster the Democrats’ push for amnesty.
The man had been brought to the U.S by his illegal alien parents and was allowed to remain in the country thanks to Obama’s executive order — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — which granted amnesty to about 750,000 illegal aliens.
By introducing the illegal alien veteran, Durbin made the point — as many Democrats have before — that the young man wouldn’t have been able to protect and serve America were it not for Obama’s amnesty order.
Sessions sounds like a man who will follow the laws of our land, something that Obama has managed to circumvent for eight years.
The real problem Senate Democrats seem to have with Trump’s cabinet picks is they’re not Hillary Clinton’s. And thank heavens they never will be. The real spectacle in this week’s confirmation hearings looks like it will be Democrats stooping to new lows of indecency.