Republican senators are warning Democrats that their efforts to resurrect racism charges against Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination for attorney general won't derail his confirmation and will only serve to poison the well for future bipartisanship early this Congress.
Since Sessions' nomination, Democrats and liberal civil rights groups have reiterated racism charges from 1986 that sunk the Alabama senator's appointment to a federal judgeship by President Reagan. Sessions' supporters and those who believe some of the charges are overblown have spoken out on his behalf in recent weeks in an attempt to debunk the 30-year-old claims.
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who calls Sessions a friend of 18 years even though he doesn't agree with all of his policy positions, has said Democrats' decision to re-level charges of racism against the Alabama senator could poison the well for any chance of cross-party cooperation this year.
"I think it's very questionable what the Democrats are doing," he told the Washington Examiner. "It has a way of pulling our string of comity in the Senate — it's been pulled pretty hard and it looks like we're going to go through some more pulling."
FORGET THE BS regarding BIPARTISANSHIP... it doesn't exist, it never has ... in fact, it is a red hearing used by RINO's and Progressive Democrats in an attempt to persuade the Public that the Congress cannot accomplish the will of the Public... not without seriously compromising our heritage and principals.
The GOP establishment uses bipartisanship... to excuse their deliberate sabotage of conservative bills and acts. They are simply lying and the people will no longer put up with their crap.
Immediately go to the NUCLEAR OPTION, suspend the rules of order... eliminate the 60 vote rule for cloture and change the rules to use a simple majority vote for all business conducted in both Houses of Congress. Easy enough... no need for bipartisanship, getter done NOW. The GOP Establishment needs to stop the obfuscation regarding bipartisanship... It is a ruse, it has never worked, and will not work... not without trashing real reform and our conservative values.
Could this really be done? If so then why has not the GOP thought or done this? It would be nice to have a Congress that really works for the People.
Yes... see Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2... "Each House may determine the Rules of Proceeding..." As the Impeached, former federal Judge, and now illegally seated US House of Representative member from Florida, Alcee Hastings, senior Democrat member on the House Rules Committee, famously said: " There are no rules, we make them up as we go along." Meaning, that Congress may make up their own rules for proceedings and they can change as needed to ram thru legislation.
Each House of Congress determines the rules for their proceedings... Congress can change the rules as they go... at anytime they like. They can change the rules that govern their proceedings, at will, as long as the new rules don't violate the provisions governing proceedings found in the Constitution...
Agree 100%...the head clown Schummer is already issuing threats like he's the majority leader...gaga me..shove evrything down their throats like they did to GOP.
i lost faith in the GOP a long time ago
I lost FAITH in the entire US Congress January 20, 2009 when they allowed a fraud and usurper going by the name of barack hussein obama to ILLEGALLY take the oath of office knowing he did not meet Article ll Section 1 Clause 5 of the US Constitution to hold the office of US President . In short a Co-Da-Ta or overthrow of the US Government took place January 2009 !
Yes, you vote for smaller government every election for decades and it just keeps growing...
Geo Soros is spending Billions$$$$$ to destroy this country our govt, our people. All into the pockets of his puppets Schumer, Pelosi, the Clintons, the Obumos.. Soros has funded all the uprisings, protests, hate, PC. Destroy the family, religion , love of country, thinkers, builders... you destroy the heart of this country. Our Universities/higher learning are nothing but warehouses for far left /Marxists, communists, to indoctrinate our youth. Free edudation is to fund these "educators" to continue to hate.
hee hee Donald Trump has a gift for accuracy, no? He called Schumer the "Head Clown" yesterday. Go Donald!
A "Real" Attorney General ,would be beneficial to the entire United States, to restore Law & Order, from the Chaos of the Obama's Administration suspension of Law & Order. Crime is up, innocent victims all over the place, Citizens rushing to arm themselves. We need a Safer American, and demand that Jeff Sessions be the new Attorney General. America has spoken and rejected the Left's continuation of their Crime Spree. Frankly, to hell with these Obstructionists..
Well said Jo... We certainly need a 'real' Attorney General... a law and order champion, not afraid to go after both sides of the isle, when necessary to reestablish the rule of law.
Go straight to hell Democrats. Do not pass go, just go straight to hell.