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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:14 PM

GOP senator: Biden Cabinet picks will be a 'discussion' with Republican Senate

Screw them and the horse they rode in on, seriously. Another reason to send $ to GA. And people outside of the political mainstream shouldn't be considered? Toomey, where did Ivanka and Jared fall? Delusional and so very hypocritical.




GOP senator: Biden Cabinet picks will be a 'discussion' with Republican Senate
By Jordain Carney - 11/11/20 02:23 PM EST


Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said on Wednesday that he expected the nomination process for President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet to be an "ongoing discussion" with Senate Republicans, if they hold on to the majority.

Toomey's comments come as Democrats worry that a Republican Senate majority could force Biden to negotiate over his picks for top administration positions and block nominees they view as too progressive.

Toomey said during a Washington Post Live interview that Cabinet picks were a "shared responsibility" between the president and the Senate majority.

"The president should get significant deference ... and I think that is, that is important. Having said that, especially when you have divided government ... we've got to recognize we've got a responsibility: advice and consent," Toomey said.

"So I think people who are well outside of the political mainstream don't belong in really important, senior-level, Cabinet-type posts. And that's why that will be an ongoing discussion, I think, between a Republican Senate and Joe Biden," Toomey added.


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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/525517-gop-senator-biden-cabinet-will-be-a-discussion-with-republican-senate

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Reply GOP senator: Biden Cabinet picks will be a 'discussion' with Republican Senate (Original post)
babylonsister Nov 11 OP
soothsayer Nov 11 #1
TheBlackAdder Nov 11 #21
hedda_foil Nov 11 #25
Iris Nov 11 #2
Binkie The Clown Nov 11 #3
SoonerPride Nov 11 #6
TruckFump Nov 11 #4
SoonerPride Nov 11 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 11 #33
SoonerPride Nov 11 #34
In It to Win It Nov 11 #7
Sherman A1 Nov 11 #8
texasfiddler Nov 11 #9
lagomorph777 Nov 11 #17
Boogiemack Nov 11 #10
lagomorph777 Nov 11 #15
EndlessWire Nov 11 #11
MagickMuffin Nov 11 #12
BGBD Nov 11 #13
lagomorph777 Nov 11 #14
Bleacher Creature Nov 11 #16
Maven Nov 11 #18
C_U_L8R Nov 11 #19
OAITW r.2.0 Nov 11 #20
Bayard Nov 11 #22
crickets Nov 11 #23
Vinca Nov 11 #24
roamer65 Nov 11 #26
babylonsister Nov 11 #31
Tarc Nov 11 #32
DeminPennswoods Nov 11 #27
GoCubsGo Nov 11 #28
andym Nov 11 #29
WyattKansas Nov 11 #30

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:15 PM

1. Eff them so hard

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:43 PM

21. Install all of Obama's picks since they are already confirmed.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 04:16 PM

25. They're not confirmed forever. They serve at the pleasure of the president who appointed them only.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:16 PM

2. They need to keep on talking - great incentive to get out blue votes in GA

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:16 PM

3. OMFG! Have they at long last no decency? nt

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:17 PM

6. No

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:17 PM

4. Republicans truly are scum.

When I think they cannot go lower, they amaze me and find newer and further ways to be complete assholes.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:17 PM

5. Biden can just apoint whomever he wants and tell the senate to fuck off.

Let them impeach him and see how that goes. That's their only check on the president. Otherwise he can do whatever the fuck he wants.

Rules can't apply to only one side.

Seriously, Toomey, fuck you.

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Response to SoonerPride (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 06:08 PM

33. The House has the sole power of impeachment, so piss on Russiapublicans.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 06:15 PM

34. Yes exactly

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:17 PM

7. Pardon me for not trusting their HR senses after approving every unqualified motherfucker for Trump

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:17 PM

8. Screw Them

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:17 PM

9. He just acknowledged the truth that Biden won the election

There is at least that

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Response to texasfiddler (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:25 PM

17. "Oops! Damn! Can I rephrase that?"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:18 PM

10. Just make all "Acting" appointments until we gain the Senate. It can be done on a rotating basis.

 

Trump has already done this so he has set the precedent.

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Response to Boogiemack (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:24 PM

15. Yup - per McConnell/Trump Rules, confirmations are now optional.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:19 PM

11. Bleah! n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:20 PM

12. Actually Sen Pat Toomey your party did away withe all the norms REMEMBER?


EO are now considered normal

Appointing and voting Supreme Court Justices in an election year now considered normal

There are more to consider but I am drained of all my thoughts thanks the your party.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:20 PM

13. Just appoint interim secretaries

Who they want less than the nomine

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:23 PM

14. I guess Pat Tumor forgot that confirmations are optional now, per McConnell Rules.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:24 PM

16. WIN GEORGIA.

That needs to be the #1 priority right now for all of us.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:27 PM

18. 'Political mainstream' is code for 'archconservative'

Fuck them. Joe should just appoint 'acting' department heads, same as Trump did.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:28 PM

19. Anyone who thinks Trump is a half-competent president

has no business judging anyone else's hiring plan.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:41 PM

20. Make them all "acting" cabinet heads and take out McConnell's chance to have sham hearings.

Joe Biden should invite the media to perform the oversight that the Senate used to do before the Republican Party destroyed this role. Make it prime time....I would trust the media to do the job more honestly than the hypocritical clowns in the Organized Crime Party who currently inhabit the Senate.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:47 PM

22. Trying to appease these people

Won't work, and we don't have to. "Too Progressive" will be any Dem.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:55 PM

23. Toomey, take your attempt to dictate terms and spin the narrative,

fold it in five corners, and shove it where the sun don't shine. Your guy LOST. Biden won. He'll pick his cabinet however he damned well pleases.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:58 PM

24. Really???? If all else fails, it's now okay for a POTUS to appoint "acting" secretaries.

The rules don't suddenly change back just because the criminal is gone.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 04:19 PM

26. Appoint already confirmed people to the positions.

For Treasury...Tim Geithner, Jack Lew or JANET YELLEN.

Janet Yellen was confirmed for Federal Reserve Chair.

John Kerry for SoS, and HILLARY CLINTON for AG.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 04:52 PM

31. Biden needs to be able to appoint who he wants, period. nt

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #26)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 04:57 PM

32. It doesn't work like that. Confirmations do not come with a perpetual license

This dumb myth really needs to die.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 04:20 PM

27. I hope the discussion

begins and ends with "this is who I'm appointing".

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 04:21 PM

28. They will regret the day they looked the other way at all of Trump's "acting" secretaries.

He set a precedent. Biden is quite prepared to follow it, should they insist on pulling this shit. Go fuck yourself, Mr. Toomey.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 04:23 PM

29. Only way to stop them is to win those two races

where the two Democratic candidates are slight underdogs according to the first poll. The election is winnable, especially if trump voters are too discouraged to vote.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 04:35 PM

30. Kind of like the FUX NEWZ Propagandists & the Radical Right Wing Echo Chamber Crackpots Dumbass...

Demanded the Republican Fraud Party ram through as the Republicans twisted and perverted rules to approve while exempting the Dems from the process?

Hey Toomey, what about Ivanka and Jared running the White House for Fat Daddy along with all the temporary appointments and acting positions, while you Republican Shit Stains just laughed your asses off?

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