New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer is as slimy as they come, and such is evidenced by the outrageous threat he issued to President Trump over a new FBI director after previously demanding James Comey be fired.
For Schumer and the Democrats, their agenda comes before anything else, even ensuring our nation’s top law enforcement agency has the proper leadership in place so it can fulfill its duties. Over the weekend, Upchuck told the hosts of State of the Union that he and his band of Democrat detractors in the Senate would gladly hold the President’s nomination for a new FBI director hostage until they get their own way.
What do they want?
A “special prosecutor” to take over the Trump-Russia investigation, of course, despite the fact that thus far no evidence has been found supporting their conspiracy theory and the current investigation isn’t of a criminal nature. But what good are facts when there’s a political agenda to be achieved, right?
From Breitbart News [emphasis mine]
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday that he supports a proposal by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to block the confirmation of the next FBI director until a special prosecutor is named to investigate allegations of collusion between Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government.
“We’ll have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move,” Schumer told host Jake Tapper.
However, under the filibuster rule changes initiated by former Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in 2013, the Senate minority cannot actually block the confirmation of any executive branch appointees. Schumer himself seemed to acknowledge the point implicitly: “The key here, of course, is getting some of our Republican colleagues to join us,” he told Tapper.
Being the worm that he is, Upchuck failed to acknowledge that President Trump has the legal and Constitutional authority to terminate the FBI director for any reason or no reason at all since the director serves at the pleasure of the president, as even Comey admitted in a letter to his former staff. That’s not to mention, the new Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was confirmed by a near majority 94-6 vote, reviewed Comey’s performance as director and came to the conclusion on his own that Comey needed to be fired for impropriety on the job.
Of course, all of this also follows months of Democrats calling for Comey’s head on a silver platter because they believe he’s the reason that their ice princess lost the election.
In other words, yet again we’re seeing stunning hypocrisy from Congressional Democrats over the whole Comey ordeal. Apparently to them, the narrative and agenda are far more important than anything else, facts and the truth be damned.
These people really are scumbags, through and through.