It’s hard to have a fully functioning government and diplomatic corps, if the Senate can’t confirm nominees in an orderly fashion.
President Trump slammed “disgraceful” Democratic senators on Monday for holding up the confirmation of key officials to his administration.
“39% of my nominations, including Diplomats to foreign lands, have not been confirmed due to Democrat obstruction and delay. At this rate, it would take more than 7 years before I am allowed to have these great people start working. Never happened before. Disgraceful!” Trump tweeted Monday.
Trump has repeatedly criticized Democrats in the upper house for slow-walking the process in which nominees requiring Senate confirmation are considered.