It's not an "attack" when the nominees present massive conflicts of interest or are unfit for the role. That actually is called "defending democracy".
Why? He's been elected. It's their job to press these questionable appointees on their appalling records and lack of qualifications.
Republicans who claim that using Trump's words is unfair remind me of the congressional testimony where Condi Rice, having been read two mutually exclusive things she had said, complained about having her "integrity" attacked. If your own words undermine your veracity, others are not the problem.
It's not like they have to try very hard, when the nominees claim to say or believe one thing, but you have direct evidence they said or did the opposite. The GOP can only lie directly to our faces for so long.
only a few years ago, NPR had credibility...but with headlines like this, they have lost their way...."ATTACK" would not have been used, REVEAL, Confront, EXAMINE. hold accountable...better choices
The democrats, finding their balls 4-6 years to damn late. Where was this fight when Obama was constantly being held back? Why were they not as vocal when the Republicans basically took away Obamas duty to nominate a Supreme Court justice? And now it is to early to go on the attack, unless they plan on going full attack all the way to the midterms.
The distinguished senator from my state sounded like an ass during his time. He didn't even ask any questions. He just whined and moaned about how terrible the evil Obama is. You lost, Ted. Even the idiots who voted for Trump can't stand you.
The federal week in review:
1. Trump fires all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day.
2. House brings back the Holman rule allowing them to reduce an individual civil service, SES positions, or political appointee's salary to $1, effectively firing them by amendment to any piece of legislation. We now know why they wanted names and positions of people in Energy and State.
3. Senate schedules 6 simultaneous hearings on cabinet nominees and triple-books those hearings with Trump's first press conference in months and an ACA budget vote, effectively preventing any concentrated coverage or protest.
4. House GOP expressly forbids the Congressional Budget Office from reporting or tracking ANY costs related to the repeal of the ACA.
5. Trump continues to throw the intelligence community under the bus to protect Putin, despite the growing mountain of evidence that the Russians deliberately interfered in our election.
6. Trump breaks a central campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the wall by asking Congress (in other words, us, the taxpayers) to pay for it.
7. Trump threatens Toyota over a new plant that was never coming to the US nor will take jobs out of the US.
8. House passes the REINS act, giving them veto power over any rules enacted by any federal agency or department--for example, FDA or EPA bans a drug or pesticide, Congress can overrule based on lobbyists not science. Don't like that endangered species designation, Congress kills it.
We - progressive, liberal, libertarian and conservative - need to all wake up to what is actually happening to our beloved country.
Why does everything need to be an "attack"?? Questioning nominees and trying to find out who they really are and what they stand for is NOT a form of attack. Anyone that thinks it is needs to assess why they feel that way.
You know what would be amazing? Elected Democratic representatives who didn't swallow the pills during the last election cycle-the one that got us into this mess-who would either step up to fix what matters and then to step down for having been part and parcel to this disturbing reality.
But we'll get lots of childish and fruitless name calling instead.