President Trump to blame Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, due to obstruction of the U.S. ambassadorships. (File)
President Trump took to Twitter on Monday to blame Democrats for obstruction of U.S. ambassadorships.
“The heads of the countries call, don’t want to know, why Senator Schumer is the approval of your approved Ambassador!? Also in the government, lawyers, and others are delayed at a record pace! 360 great and hardworking people are waiting for release….,” he tweeted.
He continued: “….Senator Schumer, more than a year longer than any other administration in history. These are the people that authorized committees and all other, to keep still, Schumer continued to back the service of their country. Very Unfair!”
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The office of Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, did not return a request for comment about the tweets.
To call also, Monday afternoon, Schumer, and speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the partial government comments shutdown over trump the demand for $5 billion for the border wall: “While President Trump, the nation pulls in Two weeks by the trump-Shutdown and sits in the White house and tweets, without any plan, the two chambers of the Congress, the Democrats are measures our country out of this mess. This legislation opens government services, ensures workers get the paychecks they have earned and again in the lives of the American people.”
There was little contact between the White house and the Congress-Democrats, who for more than a week, other than the Republican presidents Twitter barbs, as the two parties remain about his insistence on funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.
A Democrat, clapping back at Trump ambassadorships tweet was sen.Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
“That’s a lie. Because: a. The problem is not a long list of non-approved Ambassador. It’s the trump card is on the left of the main slots-free for practically his entire first 2 years (eg, Saudi Arabia) – b -. Ambassador need only to vote 50. Mitch, Chuck, is the question,” Murphy tweeted, referencing Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
“Re Trump rant on non-existent ‘not approved’ Ambassador: For 2 years, Trump rejected the appointment of an Ambassador in Saudi Arabia. Both the king and [the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman refuse to meet w someone below an Ambassador. So while the whole of Yemen & Khashoggi crisis, our Embassy was virtually powerless,” he added.
Trump announced in mid-November, he was the nomination of John Abizaid, the senior commander of the US Central Command and a retired four-star general, the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling a crucial diplomatic vacancy at a time when U.S.-Saudi relations tested by the murder of a journalist critical of the Saudi royal family..
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It is a post that has been empty since the former Ambassador Joseph Westphal on the left in January 2017.
In the case of confirmation by the Senate, Abizaid Ambassador would as the trump administration is weighing the US response to the killing of a Washington Post author and activist Jamal Khashoggi the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Turkish officials claimed that Khashoggi was killed by a 15-member death squad sent from Riyadh on orders from the highest levels of the Saudi government.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.