Top Democrat Surrenders To Trump, Delivers Long-Awaited CIA Victory

We’ve seen this happen since day one of Trump’s White House.

The President has selected some of the best and brightest to serve in his administration. But every time, and I mean every time, the Democrats dragged their feet through the approval process.

It’s obvious they can’t prevent Trump from picking the people he wants. He has the power to select his cabinet and leaders of key agencies. All they can do is either vote yes or no. If they reject someone, he’ll just pick someone else they’ll hate. The Democrats know this. So, they deliberately drag out the approval process. Like petty children, they delay voting so that Trump doesn’t get his people in place.

There are still hundreds of appointments waiting to be confirmed. Senate Democrats have the audacity to go on vacation before voting. Perhaps one of the most important votes is on Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick for CIA director.

You’d think this would be a slam dunk. Haspel has served in the agency for years. She has ample experience and leadership skills. Also, she’ll be the first female head of the CIA. Why wouldn’t democrats—who claim to be feminists—support her? Instead, the left made it clear they weren’t happy with Haspel.

Until today. A top obstructionist just announced he’s changing his vote. Which gives Trump another win.

From IJR:

President Donald Trump’s CIA director nominee, Gina Haspel, received a major boost on Tuesday after securing the vote of the Democratic vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, paving the way for her to become the first female director of the CIA.

“I’m going to support Gina Haspel’s nomination to be Director of the CIA. I also respect my colleagues who have made a different decision,” Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) wrote in a statement on Tuesday…

Last week, Warner expressed concern over Haspel’s nomination, urging her to fix her “unacceptable” lack of transparency during the confirmation process…

However, Warner’s backing of Haspel on Tuesday, along with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), means the acting director is all but certain to be confirmed following a Senate vote next week.

Democrats just don’t want Trump to succeed. They will fight him, tooth and nail, even if that means America suffers as a consequence.

The CIA needs a strong, uncompromising leader. President Trump picked the right person for the job. But the Democrats don’t care. They’d rather delay her appointment, forcing the agency to suffer.

Many Democrats used Haspel’s stance on interrogation methods as an excuse to reject her. It’s a flimsy pretense. What the CIA does to acquire information is never pretty. The starched shirts in D.C. have no business questioning what they are up to overseas. They work they do keeps American lives safe. That should be enough.

Yet Democrats put on a dog and pony show, just to delay a vote confirming Haspel. They used her support of waterboarding as a big issue. It’s not. They are just pathetic children.

Warner’s support for Haspel is great. But it’s no surprise. He must be getting pressure from voters over the delays. As more time goes on, the American people will be asking questions. Why can’t the Senate approve Trump’s picks? Why are they taking so long? Maybe we need to elect new people who can do their job.

The rest of Congress needs to wake up and learn from Warner. Obstructing the President’s agenda is only going to hurt you.

Source: IJR

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