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The political fallout of the Trump State Department shake-up
President fires Rex Tillerson, has appointed Mike Pompeo as a replacement; the response, and the analysis from the ‘Special Report’ All-Stars.
President Trump on Wednesday accused to block the Senate Democrats are slow-walking “hundreds” of nominations of ambassadors and judges, namely, the resulting situation is the “worst in the history of the United States!”
Trump has repeatedly Democrats blasted for blocking his candidate, in particular, the former U.S. spokesman at the U. N. Richard Grenell, the Trump has tapped to be Ambassador to Germany. Grenell was nominated in September.
On Tuesday, Trump said that many important positions “unfilled because of this disability.”
The tweet comes as the administration is gearing up for two potentially contentious confirmation battles to Trump Rex Tillerson ousted as Secretary of state on Tuesday. He was Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo has tapped to replace him, and to replace the current Deputy Director of the Gina reel Pompeo.
Hundreds of good people, including very important ambassadors and judges, will be blocked and/or slow the Democrats were in the Senate. Many of the important positions in the government are vacant because of this disability. The worst in the history of the USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2018
Both are likely to face a tough grilling, with the reel in certain substantial control over the use of waterboarding against suspected terrorists in CIA black site in Thailand, during the tenure of President George W. Bush’s Administration.
TRUMP’S CIA PICK A CAREER DEVOTED MOSTLY TO SPY, OPENED THE SECRET PRISON
With Republicans’ Senate majority is always controversial candidates compounded after their defeat in the Alabama Senate by-election in December, is likely to be tougher in 2018.
Trump also tweeted about the issue Sunday, saying that the “Senate must agree [his candidates] NOW!”
Last month, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders described the situation as “out of control.”
The Democrats to Obstruct the confirmation of hundreds of good and talented people who are necessary to our government…A record in the history of the United States. The State Department, ambassadors and many others went slowly. The Senate will need to approve NOW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2018
“[Senate Minority Leader Chuck] Schumer’s tactics have led to 73 fewer confirmations than the nearest government,” she said. “Half of the President Trump, the candidates are still waiting for confirmation by the Senate.”
Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for FoxNews.com. He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.