White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed Senate Democrats’, during Wednesday’s press briefing, for holding up the confirmations of several highly qualified nominees, accusing them of obstructing “the ability of the government to function.”
Sanders specifically called out the Senate Minority Leader saying, “Senator Schumer’s tactics have led to 102 fewer confirmations than the next closest administration.”
Today, I’d like to highlight Yleem Poblete. It has been almost 150 days since Dr. Poblete was nominated to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance. She would work to verify compliance of arms control, including disarmament agreements and missile defense cooperation.
The press secretary then put the spotlight on Senate Democrat’s total obstruction of Yleem Poblete who was nominated to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance almost 5 months ago.
“We need her in place so she’s able to fully represent the United States at upcoming international meetings to discuss Syria’s use of chemical weapons, and to participate in April’s Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee meetings,” urged Sanders.
Then the White House Press Secretary could hold back no more and she blasted Schumer:
“And yet, Senator Schumer is holding her up, putting the safety and security of the American people and, frankly, the entire world in danger.”
“Senator Schumer is blocking nominees indiscriminately. He forces time-wasting procedural votes on nominees, and then eventually votes in support of them.”
“Just yesterday, the Senate had to waste precious floor time on a universally respected nominee, Terry Doughty, who was confirmed 98 to 0. Even Senator Schumer eventually voted in favor of the nominee, yet still demanded the Senate go through archaic Senate procedure that delays votes and wastes the American people’s time.”
“It’s a disgrace, it’s dangerous, and it must come to an end.”
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