Say what you will about Menendez, but he's doing great work stopping bad State Dept. nominees. One ambassador pick had a restraining order taken out against her because she left a bullet-riddled target sheet in the office of a doctor she was upset with. https://t.co/kRvosPgxch
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) October 18, 2018
.@SenatorMenendez objects to nominees Senate Dem aides say are "full of puss" as he pushes @SecPompeo to fulfill longstanding oversight document requests related to political targeting of careers + Trump's Helsinki & Singapore summits https://t.co/3xLX7wrVRn
— Rachel Oswald (@OswaldRachel) October 15, 2018
The 70th Secretary of State is now publicly pushing to have his senior officials confirmed by the Senate. When the Senators returns from their election break, they have less than 20 working days left for the year. And it looks like judicial nominees are taking precedence. Tick-Tock.
65 @StateDept nominees are now sitting with the U.S. Senate. We all agree a fully-staffed @StateDept is critical to our national security. I implore the #Senate to do its part to get our diplomatic corps into every corner of the world, working on behalf of the American people. pic.twitter.com/2NaRxotmux
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 3, 2018
Hey, just a few years ago, the 69th Secretary of State was looking to have his senior officials confirmed, too. And that was months before the mid-terms. One of the nominees, Cassandra Q. Butts even spent 835 days after she was nominated waiting for Senate confirmation; she died waiting. GOP Senators put a hold on the nomination unrelated to her qualification.
Secretary @JohnKerry urges U.S. Senate to #ConfirmOurAmbassadors, treat diplomatic and military nominees equally. http://t.co/JRen1s4lQB
— Department of State (@StateDept) July 9, 2014
Dozens of Obama’s nominees for key diplomatic jobs are still waiting for Senate confirmation. http://t.co/1iSBeHU4Ez pic.twitter.com/8zyZbGCL6P
— Post Graphics (@PostGraphics) March 6, 2014