Democrats are acting in typical childlike manner, throwing a temper tantrum after President Trump gave FBI Director James Comey the boot yesterday.Liberals in Congress are threatening to slow down Senate proceedings as part of their response, which is basically the equivalent of a kid throwing himself on the floor in tears after being denied a cookie.
And they seriously wonder why they lost the presidential election?According to The Hill, “We clearly have the option of slowing down the proceedings of the Senate if there’s not proper response from Republicans,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said after a closed-door Democratic caucus meeting focused on Comey’s firing.
Democrats fired a warning shot Wednesday.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat, objected to the Senate GOP’s routine request to allow 13 committee hearings to take place.“Because of the decision last night by the president of the United States to terminate the director of the FBI and the questions that its raised we gathered together, the Democratic senators on the floor, and listened as our leader at least suggested a path for us to follow as an institution facing this constitutional question,” Durbin said from the Senate floor.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in an unusual move, stressed during his request that committees are “doing important work” including a hearing on North Korea.
The Dems’ move also abruptly ended a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that had already started.Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) requested that McConnell ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to meet in a separate closed-door briefings with senators.
Spokesmen for both Durbin and Schumer have not responded to comment requests about whether or not these kind of tactics would be employed by the Democrats.
Now, it’s important to note this isn’t at all the first time Democrats have threatened to gunk up the progress of the Senate for the sake of pushing their own agenda.Last year, former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid sent out a warning that he would block committee meetings since the GOP refused to hold hearings about Obama’s SCOTUS pick, Merrick Garland.
What’s hilarious about these threats is how hypocritical it is that folks slam Republicans over and over again for shutting down the government, yet here they are, making similar threats and taking similar actions to stall getting important matters handled, just because they can’t have what their hearts desire.
Business as usual in your nation’s capital.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]