DeVos’ actual qualification for turning into a prime administration adviser, after all, was that she’d donated a shite-tonne of money to Republicans. Absent that largesse, she’d have been hard-pressed to discover a job dumping grainy pink puke powder on second graders’ vomit.
However, hey, Republicans’ very existence will depend on shoving stuff down the general public’s reminiscence gap quicker than Donald John Trump can hoover up his nightly tub of pork rinds and snackin’ lard. Riot? Meh. What about Benghazi? Wait, you nonetheless wish to discuss that GOP-incited rebel? What about Fast and Furious?
And so forth.
So Republicans had been certainly hoping you’d overlook about Training Secretary Betsy DeVos once they determined to signal on to a letter opposing the affirmation of Xavier Becerra, Joe Biden’s decide for Well being and Human Companies secretary, over an absence of “significant expertise.” No, actually, that’s what they wrote.
The senators, led by Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), urged Biden in a letter to withdraw the nomination of Xavier Becerra, California’s lawyer common, arguing he’s unqualified to steer the Division of Well being and Human Companies (HHS).
The senators wrote that Becerra has “no significant expertise in well being care, public well being, large-scale logistics, or every other areas essential to assembly our current challenges.”
Okay, then. That’s fairly wealthy.
In fact, 9 of the 11 senators who signed onto the letter voted to substantiate DeVos. The opposite two, Marsha Blackburn and Invoice Hagerty, weren’t but within the Senate. Those that had been—Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Steve Daines, James Lankford, Mike Lee, James Risch, Mike Rounds, Roger Wicker, and John Kennedy—have apparently misplaced all sense of disgrace.
However what of the substance of those senators’ declare? Nicely, for his half, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says “there’s actually no there there.” Except, after all, you look past the bullshit.
Republicans level to Becerra’s assist for abortion rights and Medicare for All as proof he’s too “radical” for the job.
I swear, the one factor anybody ever discovered from DeVos was to not stare instantly into her eyes lest their soul grow to be trapped inside a cursed monkey’s paw. However Republicans let her proper previous the gates as if she had been nothing greater than a violent pro-Trump insurrectionist or one thing.
However, hey, wringing your palms about rank hypocrisy is for the little folks.
If solely we might all be as smart and discerning as Ted Cruz.
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