Former ExxonMobil executive, Rex Tillerson, has been confirmed by the Senate Wednesday as the GOP is sprinting toward the finish line, running past Democratic resistance to fill the Trump Cabinet.
The vote was 56-43, and if you do the math, it means that five Democrats voted for Trump's pick.
As the day began, Democrats attempted to delay the confirmations but Republicans moved fast to advance three nominees to a final vote.
Jeff Sessions also won the Senate Judiciary Committee vote as it went along party lines for a 11-to-9 approval for Attorney General. Democrats dragged out the proceeding Tuesday and the committee advanced Sessions to the floor for the vote.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said, "No doubt we have the votes. It's going to get done."
Obstructionist Democrats have tried to hold up several Trump Cabinet picks using concerns over their records as a ploy, as well as President Trump's new policies and recent executive orders on immigration.
The Republican-led Senate Finance Committee did an 'end around' Senate Democrats' efforts to slow Trump's picks for Treasury Secretary and Health and Human Services Secretary when they tried to boycott the votes.
Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) suspended committee rules on the number of members required to vote, allowing GOP members to vote in favor of Steve Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary and Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to serve as Health and Human Services Secretary. Price, by the way, is a medical doctor and knows a thing or two about this area.
Sen. Ron Wyden (Duh-OR) the committee's wimpiest Democrat cried that Hatch wasn't playing fair and broke the rules. Both he and Chuck Schumer retreated to the Democrat's "safe space" located at the third stall in senate lavatory.
Seriously, this feels so good to give back to Democrats what they gave to Republicans. Hearing them cry brings to mind a song by the "Rolling Stones" which is "You Can't Always Get What You Want" but if you cry, sometimes you get what you need.
"What you had was a rump group that met in violation of Democratic values to confirm two ethically-challenged nominees," 'Whining Weepy Wyden' whined to Fox News. "There's no question about that."
Of course there's a question about that. If you're going to boycott normal protocol because Clinton, your leftist felon lost, then the wheels of government are going to run you over, you whiny libtard.
Sessions, Price and Mnuchin will almost definitely get the required simple majority needed for confirmation due to the GOP majority of 52 senators versus the losers that only have 48 due to an American population that's fed up with their nonsense.
Democrats were able to temporarily thwart a Senate confirmation vote on Scott Pruitt for the Environmental Protection Agency by boycotting a key committee meeting.
The operant word is "temporarily."