Sen. Mitch McConnell hasn’t always been my favorite person, but he has come through for President Trump several times already.
And he just added a big one.
Using a last minute maneauver, he was able to push through a huge batch of stalled out Trump nominees!
I bet you didn’t hear about this on the MSM!
Take a look:
CBS News had more details:
The Senate confirmed dozens of Trump nominees by voice vote Wednesday evening, the last day of the 115th Congress before the 116th Congress is seated Thursday. The confirmation of 77 nominees was a rare moment of bipartisanship for the Senate.
Several ambassadorships positions were filled Wednesday evening, notably one in Yemen, where a Saudi-backed civil war has ravaged the country. The Senate also confirmed a new director of National Drug Control Policy, as well as a Census director for the 2020 Census.
The upcoming Census has been a contentious issue for some Democrats, as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross added a citizenship question. Critics argue this question would leave states with large undocumented populations undercounted -- possibly affecting representation in Congress. The citizenship question is being challenged in court.
Most of the nominees confirmed Wednesday were for executive branch positions. Only a few judicial nominees were confirmed, as Democrats have opposed many of President Trump's nominations to the federal bench.
Here's more, from the Washington Times:
The Senate confirmed dozens of stalled Trump administration nominees Wednesday night, just hours before the close of the 115th Congress.
The list excluded federal judges despite an effort by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to secure a deal for those nominees with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
In total, the Senate cleared 77 nominees by voice vote, among them 23 ambassadors to countries including Australia, Armenia, Yemen, Guyana, Kenya, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Senate confirmed eight U.S. attorneys and eight U.S. marshals, a member of the Federal Maritime Commission, and two members of the Federal Communications Commission.
The Senate confirmed James Carroll Jr. to be director of National Drug Control Policy. It also confirmed Ellen McCarthy to serve as assistant secretary of state.
And it confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier to serve as the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
“The Senate has confirmed a highly respected scientist and academic to help further our nation’s economic competitiveness and national security,” said incoming Senate Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D.