Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and has been sworn in as the Director of the CIA. Pompeo is the third person appointed by President Donald Trump to be confirmed to his cabinet position, as Senate Democrats and Chuck Schumer play petty party politics in delaying Trump’s choices. The vote was 66-32. Pompeo was sworn in Monday evening by Vice President Pence.
The Senate on Monday confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo to be director of the CIA, following a spirited debate in which Democrats expressed concern about his stances on domestic surveillance, data collection and torture.
The vote was 66 to 32, with a majority of Democrats voting no — as well as Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Pompeo was subsequently sworn in.
“The president and I are confident in your abilities and know you will rise to the challenge to lead the Central Intelligence Agency,” Vice President Mike Pence said at the swearing-in.
COULD GOP TAKE VIRGINIA IN 2018?
As reported at the Washington Examiner, conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham is possibly eying a bid to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia in 2018. Democrats have a tough road ahead of them in 2018 that includes defending 25 seats that are Democrat or Independents that caucus with Dems. Nine of which are in states that Donald Trump won in 2016. Ingraham would be facing a tough GOP primary and if she wins taking on failed Hillary VP candidate Sen. Tim Kaine. Should be interesting.
The queen of conservative talk radio, Laura Ingraham, is eyeing a Senate run in Virginia and a challenge to Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine.
Knowledgeable sources said that several party insiders have approached the media giant to run and that she is considering it.
In preparation for a bid, her business partner, Peter Anthony, has begun buying website domains for Ingraham to use should she decide to move forward. It includes: ingrahamsenate.net, ingrahamsenate.com, ingrahamforvirginia.com and ingraham2018.com.
While it would be considered an uphill fight, Ingraham brings her well-known personality and several influential backers to a race that could translate into immediate media and fundraising opportunities.
Ingraham also would come to the race with a powerful media enterprise behind her. Besides her popular radio show, she also heads the news site Lifezette.com.
Mad Dog Mattis a Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing – January 12, 2016 … Now This is a Military Leader!!! (VIDEO) … “We Have To Stay Focused On A Military That’s So Lethal”
WHY WE LOVE GENERAL MAD DOG MATTIS … THIS IS A MARINE’S MARINE!!!
If there was ever an individual who should be secretary of Defense, it is Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis. Very rarely do we get to see an individual like this with the knowledge, the wisdom, the experience, the straight-forwardness and the love of the military in charge of the military. For all the things that have gone wrong with the military in the past 8 years, there is about to be a 180. Mattis knows exactly what the purpose of the military is, and its not to be a social experiment It is to protect and defend the United States of America from all enemies.
The Opening Statement from General Mattis
“We Have To Stay Focused On A Military That’s So Lethal” James Mattis on LGBT and Women In Military
When asked by lberal New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand asked a gotcha ridiculous question as to whether LGBT and woman were undermining the American military, Mattis got the senator back on track and reminded everyone what the purpose of the US military is for … “We Have To Stay Focused On A Military That’s So Lethal”. This man is pure gold.
Retired Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis is questioned during Senate confirmation hearing for the Trump appointed position of Secretary of Defense. Democratic Senator from New York, Kirsten Gillibrand asks for his thoughts regarding women and LGBT people serving in the military. General Mattis responds saying his main concern is the lethality of his combat force.
Ted Cruz Questions Mad Dog Mattis
The Full Confirmation Hearing of General Mattis
AND SO IT BEGINS, THE DISMANTLING OF OBAMACARE … OBAMACARE IS TOAST!!!
Last night the US Senate voted 51-48 to approve a budget resolution that would instruct the House and Senate to initiate legislation that would repeal major parts of Obamacare. And so it begins, the begging of the end of Obamacare. It would appear that Obamacare, the so-called Affordable Care Act, is finally going to be repealed, as the disastrous Barack Obama signature piece of healthcare legislation implodes. Congress looks to do many surgical cuts to eliminate Obamacare as opposed to one swift move, much of which is due to the over-intrusive law itself. President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he wants to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The Senate voted 51 to 48 early Thursday to approve a budget resolution instructing House and Senate committees to begin work on legislation to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act. The House is expected to take up the legislation Friday.
Senate Democrats made a late-night show of resistance against gutting the Affordable Care Act by forcing Republicans to take politically charged votes against protecting Medicare, Medicaid and other health-care programs. The measure narrowly passed without the support of any Democrats.
The hours-long act of protest culminated in the early hours of Thursday when Democrats made a dramatic display of rising to speak out against the repeal measure as they cast their votes. The Democrats continued to record their opposition over their objections of Senate Republicans.
In his news conference on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump insisted that repeal would not occur without a replacement plan. “Obamacare is the Democrats’ problem. We’re going to take the problem off the shelves for them. We’re doing them a tremendous favor,” Trump said.
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman Says the Democratic Party Will Not Win Future Elections if Party Taken Over by Liberal Wing
FORMER DEMOCRAT SENATOR LIEBERMAN SAYS DEMS WILL NOT WIN FUTURE ELECTIONS IF MOONBATS TAKE OVER PARTY …
In the wake of the 2016 elections, former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman from Connecticut who ran as a Democrat and Independent stated that the Democrat Party will not win future elections if the liberal wing of the party takes over. He is 100% correct. The Democrat party is no longer the party of Truman or John F. Kennedy. Lieberman said, ”It’s certainly not the party that I got drawn to …”. The one time Democrat VP pick by Al Gore is saying that the Democrat party is lurching too far right and losing touch with the American people. However, the Democrat party is moving far left as they had a self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate who appealed to nearly half of the party.
The Democrat party that once represented the working class people and the blue color individuals is no longer. Thus the reason why during the 2016 elections Trump not only pierced the Democrat “blue wall” of the Rust Belt, but knocked it down completely. With Donald trump victories in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin, his message resonated with voters who the Democrats have long forgot.
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) argues the Democratic Party will not win elections if the liberal wing of the party takes over.
“Here is my fear about the future of the Democratic Party. In a way, relatively speaking, Hillary Clinton was representative of … center-left of the Democratic Party, not the pure left,” Lieberman said in a radio interview with John Catsimatidis on Sunday.
“Now I think there will be a real attempt by the left-left of the Democratic Party to take over the party, and I don’t think that’s the way to go to make it an effective party,” he continued.
“It’s certainly not the party that I got drawn to … it’s not the party that I worked so hard for when Bill Clinton was president and it’s not going to be a winning party.”
Democrats have been grappling with the future of their party following Donald Trump’s upset win over Hillary Clinton last month. Republicans also maintained their majorities in both the House and Senate.
If the Democrats keep up their far left liberal leanings, they are in for a tough 2018 midterm elections. Of the 33 seats up for reelection in the U.S. Senate, Democrats or Independents who caucus with Democrats have 25 seats to defend, Republicans only 8. Nine of those Democrats Senate seats are in red states won by Donald Trump.