Monday, November 30, 2015

Marco Rubio, Do Your Job (Part CDXXVII)!


I know no one really reads the Herald anymore, let alone the editorials, so let me highlight a surprisingly vigorous position taken by our local paper of (little) record:
Even routine business was neglected this year, and 2016 won’t be better. The Senate has confirmed 135 Obama executive nominees this year, but many more are languishing in Congress. One of these is for the vacant post of undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial crimes, for which Mr. Obama nominated someone in April. By comparison, in George W. Bush’s seventh year, a Democratic Senate confirmed 234 nominees in 2007. Meanwhile, only 10 judicial vacancies have been confirmed this year, leaving 66 benches open, the slowest pace for confirmations in more than half a century.

That's just wrong, as wrong as obfuscating your extremist position on abortion (no exceptions ever) or failing to return that stupid blue slip. 

Come on, people, we can do better!

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article46569555.html#storylink=cpy

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nobody commented yet? Hmm well that's not right.

Happy Monday, SFL. 😊

non-lawyer said...

U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics
http://www.ethics.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/

220 Hart Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Telephone: (202) 224-2981
Fax: (202) 224-7416

Johnny Isakson, Georgia
Chairman

Barbara Boxer, California
Vice Chairman

Committee Members
http://www.ethics.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/committee-members

Pat Roberts, Kansas
Christopher Coons, Delaware
James E. Risch, Idaho
Brian Schatz, Hawaii

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Jurisdiction
http://www.ethics.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/jurisdiction

Article 1, § 5, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution

"Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member."

Ethics Rules
http://www.ethics.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/ethicsrules

Senate Code of Official Conduct
http://www.ethics.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=efa7bf74-4a50-46a5-bb6f-b8d26b9755bf

Complaints
http://www.ethics.senate.gov/public/?p=Search&num=10&filter=0&q=complaints

Rules of Procedure, Select Committee on Ethics
http://www.ethics.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=551b39fc-30ed-4b14-b0d3-1706608a6fcb

Anonymous said...

He's an empty suit.