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(92,610 posts)
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:23 AM Dec 2016

Will any of Trump's appointments be rejected by Congress?

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2. Tillerson isn't making it passed the confirmation
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 10:27 AM
Dec 2016

The vetting committee is a 5:6 dem:repub split but Lindsey Graham is on it.

Response to Jean-Jacques Roussea (Reply #2)


(17,472 posts)
7. Democrats eliminated the filibuster for all appointments in 2013
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 04:24 PM
Dec 2016

except the Supreme Court, where it is effectively already gone.

If any of his nominees fail, it will be because Republicans don't like him.


(92,610 posts)
8. The filibuster rules are determined traditionally at the being of a Senate session
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 04:36 PM
Dec 2016

There are several republicans who have already stated they would not vote to eliminate the filibuster under trump


(1,273 posts)
11. Doesn't matter
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 05:18 PM
Dec 2016

the filibuster for nominees is gone. They would have to make a rules change to bring it back, and that takes large super majorities to do. It's not coming back anytime soon.


(17,472 posts)
12. You are mistaken. The Senate is a continuous body, the rules will stay the same
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 05:20 PM
Dec 2016

unless the majority takes affirmative action to change them. The rules can be changed back to pre-2013 at the beginning of the session, but such a move of unilateral disarmament would be illogical and only benefit Senate Democrats.

It is doubtful that the legislative filibuster will be felled this term, but it is already dead for appointments.


(24,018 posts)
13. a couple of the most egregious will get cut, for the sake of perceived GOP "independence"
Tue Dec 13, 2016, 05:22 PM
Dec 2016

Trump played this right, though: get a batch of the most extreme toxic nominees possible, let the outrage focus on a handful of the worst of the lot, replace them with highly-visible "compromise" nominees. meanwhile, most of the assholes fly through confirmation under the radar. 3 months from now, Trump goes before his supporters and brags about how he made a Great Deal and got 90% of what he asked for.

so who do you want to be sacrificed to our selective outrage?
Tillerson State
Sessions AG
Zinke Interior
Price HHS
DeVos Education
Chao Transportation
Mattis Defense
Carson HUD
Pompeo CIA
Mnuchin Treasury
Flynn NSA

pick 2

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