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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

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

    Happy Monday, SFL. ­čśŐ

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  2. 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

    ---------------------

    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

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  3. He's an empty suit.

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