65 Trump State Department Nominees On Hold Because of Democrats

The State Department is needing 65 nominees approved by the Senate in order to conduct the nation’s business. That is over 25% of all appoint-able positions at State. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blasted the Democrats in the Senate for not doing their part in helping the nation do its business. These are important posts that should have been filled two years ago in some cases. This is more Democratic obstruction and resistance.

As Written and Reported By Kristina Wong for Breitbart: 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted Senate Democrats on Wednesday for refusing to confirm more than 65 of President Donald Trump’s nominees for senior positions at the State Department.

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“There are 65 nominees now sitting with the United States Senate. That’s over a quarter of all the senior level confirmable positions that the United States Department of State is tasked with using to achieve its diplomatic outcomes,” he said at a press conference.

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“And I want every single American to know that what Sen. Menendez and members of the Senate are doing to hold back American diplomacy rests squarely on their shoulders.”

Pompeo said during his confirmation hearing that Menendez had told him that “the problem is that we have an emaciated State Department under this administration.”

“Well, we’ve now done our part to fix that,” Pompeo said. “He now needs to do his, and the Senate needs to do its part. These candidates are quality candidates. They are not sitting on the Senate floor because of objections with respect to their quality or professionalism or their excellence and their ability to deliver American foreign policy.”

Pompeo’s predecessor was notoriously slow in nominating candidates for senior positions during his tenure, something Pompeo has been trying to……


Pompeo Blasts Democrats for Holding Up 65 Trump State Department Nominees


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