‘Worst In History:’ Trump Blasts Democrat Obstruction Of Nominees

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump took aim at Democratic lawmakers for placing holds on and obstructing his nominees to appointees throughout government, in a Wednesday tweet.

The White House has recently made clear its frustration with the Senate for not confirming hundreds of nominees it has sent to the legislative body arguing that it is hindering their ability to properly govern.

“A stunning 43 percent of the President’s highly qualified nominees are still waiting for confirmation in the Senate.  Senator Schumer’s tactics have led to 102 fewer confirmations than the next closest administration,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in an early March briefing, adding “Senator Schumer is blocking nominees indiscriminately.  He forces time-wasting procedural votes on nominees, and then eventually votes in support of them.”