Wow! Republicans got into a BIG battle with Democrats over a delay in the confirmation of CIA Director nominee Mike Pompeo. The Republicans felt that Sen. Chuck Schumer had gone back on his word when he said Pompeo would be approved on Inauguration day. The Democrats with leader Schumer have been dragging their feet on all of the cabinet positions for Trump. Schumer promised a voice vote on Pompeo over the weekend but went back on his promise ticking off Republicans. As it turns out, the Senate only voted on 2 of the positions this past weekend leaving out Pompeo…
When President Donald Trump visited the CIA Saturday, he had hoped that CIA Director Mike Pompeo would accompany him. But when Trump arrived at the Langley, Virginia, headquarters of the Agency, he was instead accompanied by Congressman Mike Pompeo.
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Here’s what happened between Schumer and Cotton on Friday:
The Senate reconvened after the inaugural ceremonies on Friday, with Pompeo’s nomination set to come up at 4:50pm. Cotton angrily confronted Schumer about his broken promise. According to witnesses, Schumer told Cotton to lower his voice and asked him move off of the Senate floor to an adjacent hallway for a private discussion. “We need to take this out into the hallway,” Schumer said. Cotton walked with Schumer but loudly rejected his first request. “Don’t tell me to lower my voice!” he shouted, with an additional salty admonition tacked on for emphasis. Burr and Cornyn were present, as was Senator Mark Warner, ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and several aides.
Schumer told Cotton that the Senate had never previously confirmed a CIA director on Inauguration Day and if Cotton had been around eight years earlier, he’d know that Republicans didn’t extend that courtesy for incoming president Barack Obama. “Eight years ago, I was getting my ass shot at in Afghanistan,” Cotton snapped. “So don’t talk to me about where I was 8 years ago.”
Cotton asked Schumer why he’d gone back on his word. Schumer claimed that he’d only been speaking for himself when he promised to let Pompeo through. “I said that I would not block him,” Schumer said, emphasizing the personal pronoun, according to sources who witnessed the exchange. “I never said that I could speak for 47 other Democrats.”
The Republicans were stunned.
Senator Chuck Schumer is the poster boy for term limits. His actions on this are a stain on his already tarnished reputation.
Thank you to GREAT PATRIOT TOM COTTON for your service and for standing up to this weasel!
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