Murkowski Withholding Support Of Another Trump Cabinet Pick


Senator Lisa Murkowski is once again acting as a political speed bump to President Donald Trump’s agenda.

Fresh off her vote against the confirmation of Pres. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, Alaska’s senior senator is signaling her willingness to stand in the way of filling another cabinet post. This time it’s Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder.

CNN Politics— “Four Republican senators have told GOP leadership they are withholding support for President Donald Trump’s choice for labor secretary, setting off an intense effort by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and business groups to bring at least two back into the fold so that the nomination does not fail, several sources involved in the effort tell CNN.”

“The four, these sources say, are GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Tim Scott of South Carolina and Johnny Isakson of Georgia.”

“Fast food executive Andrew Puzder is the President’s choice, and among the last Cabinet picks to get a confirmation hearing because of controversies that include an admission he employed an undocumented housekeeper. His hearing, delayed several times, is now scheduled for Thursday.”

“Republicans are not counting on any Democratic votes for Puzder. So, with a 52-48 majority, they would need to hold at least 50 Republicans, as was the case last week when Vice President Mike Pence was called on to break the tie and advance the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.”

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2 Comments on "Murkowski Withholding Support Of Another Trump Cabinet Pick"

  1. AlaskaCodPiece | February 13, 2017 at 8:29 pm | Reply

    It’s all theater. Murkowski will make a big show amidst all the controversy about Puzder, then vote the party line. Her No vote for DeVos in the Senate hearing was a well planned, phony ploy to make Lisa look like she was listening to the uproar of her constituents. If she really wanted to sink DeVos, all it would’ve taken was her No vote in the committee – but she gave the ok there, knowing full well that DeVos was a shoo in at the Senate hearing and her fake ‘no’ vote would serve to do nothing but get Lisa feel good headlines. The hypocrisy of the Grabbing Our Pussies party is mind boggling.

  2. Agree with CodPiece…………she knows that Dems saved her from losing her senate seat, so every now and then she does her little “I’m a moderate” show, but then votes the full right wing party line, or in this case, fakes a completely useless no vote. Unfortunately for Lisa, even the naive are starting to notice………..

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