The Democrats are freaking out about every one of Donald Trump’s candidates for his cabinet and there is very little they can do to stop any of his appointments.
This is because the Democrats made it easier for the president to get nominations through when Obama was in office, but now that is not the case. They basically took any power that they had to stop Trump’s appointments away and combine that with a minority in both sides of congress they have little to no chance of stopping any appointments Trump will make.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Sen. Chris Coons Regrets Making Appointments Simpler to Confirm
Senator Chris Coons (D., Del.) said on CNN Tuesday that he regrets the rule change Senate Democrats made to the nomination process.
“The filibuster no longer acts as an emergency brake on the nomination,” Coons said.
The senator was questioned on the nomination process and the rule changes that senate Democrats had made in order to keep Republicans from derailing their selected nominees.
Coons admitted that Democrats had watered down the nomination process after Kate Bolduan mentioned that Republican’s could now take advantage of the simpler consent process.
“I do regret that. Frankly I think many of us will regret that in this congress because it would have been a terrific speed bump, potential emergency break, to have in our system to slow down the confirmation of extreme nominees,” Coons said.
The Democrats plan to make their lives easier and stop Republicans from stopping Obama’s appointments is now hitting them in the face.
Their plan backfired, simple as that.