The Senate confirmation hearings for Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General nominee have revealed that the Democrats are faltering. You could almost say that the Trump Train has left the station and they are still standing there. For some reason, all the old strategies that used to devastate Republicans, are no longer effective. There’s a new Marshall in town.
As Written By Kevin Daley for the Daily Caller:
This week’s confirmation hearings for Sen. Jeff Sessions portend trouble for Democrats promising to mount an effective resistance to the Trump administration.
Senate Democrats have adopted a fairly hostile posture to the full range of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. They promised to subject each candidate to the “Garland treatment,” hoping to turn the appointments process into a slog engulfing the early months of Trump’s presidency. If any nomination was to be stymied, even scuttled, Sessions’ was the most vulnerable.
A failed confirmation had once before left Sessions a diminished figure, producing dubious if potent allegations of racism that hang around his nomination like an albatross. His positions on sentencing reform and civil asset forfeiture make him an outlier even among his Republican colleagues. A unified Democratic caucus and an aggressive message supplemented by a concerted effort to pickoff the handful of Republican senators with strong libertarian streaks could easily have beaten him back.
Instead, Sessions will almost certainly become attorney general…..
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