Senate Democrats have officially turned this into the most drawn out Cabinet confirmation process since George Washington set up the original in the 1700’s. It has been a case of obstruction for the sake of obstruction, a political temper tantrum. They have known from election night that all of Trump’s picks would get confirmed, and there was nothing they could do about it. They are the ones who made this possible, after all, by deploying the ‘nuclear option’ for the benefit of Obama’s Cabinet appointees.
Corrine Brown, former 12 term Representative of a racially drawn, meandering northeastern Florida district has been in hot water over the last year due to charges of corruption, and the temperature just got turned all the way up to 11. Brown lost her seat in the U.S. House this past November following her indictment on 22 instances of fraud and other crimes against the government and the people she represented. Her alleged crimes include ‘pay to play’ schemes and setting up faux charities that she would use for extravagance vacations and other luxurious expenses. You know, a lot like Hillary Clinton was accused of doing, except Brown got caught.
There is no doubt that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was well within his rights to silence Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren during the heated debate over the confirmation President Donald Trump’s appointee for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions. She broke the rules of decorum, she was warned, and she chose to ignore said Senate rules. Mitch seized the opportunity and put her on mute.