20 Republicans Vote for Liar Jack Lew

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 and is filed under Blog, Issues, News

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If you want to know why conservatives are losing the battle for this country, look no further than the imbalance in presidential nominees.  When Republicans are president and they nominate strong conservatives to the cabinet, Democrats move heaven and earth to oppose them.  Republicans just genuflect before Democrats now that Obama is president.

Aside for the fact that Jack Lew is the architect of Obama’s socialist fiscal policy, he also lied before the Senate Finance Committee concerning his role in the sequester, as confirmed by Bob Woodward.  Yet, 20 Republicans voted to confirm him as the next Secretary of Treasury.

This idea that the president is entitled to appoint anyone he chooses is absurd.  The Constitution grants each individual senator the authority to reject that nominee.  Yes, there has been a tradition (not a Constitutional mandate) to grant the president leeway in appointing cabinet members.  But that tradition was broken long ago by Democrats.  We are in a war for the heart and soul of the Republic and we have no requirement to confirm people who themselves have no regard for the Constitution.  We have no requirement to confirm people like Chuck Hagel, who are not qualified to serve in the Defense Department.  Nor are we required to confirm socialist liars to the Treasury.  The Democrats will never reciprocate this courtesy for controversial Republican nominations.

The 20 Republicans who voted for Lew are listed below the fold.

  • Ayotte (NH)
  • Blunt (MO)
  • Burr (NC)
  • Coats (IN)
  • Cochran (MS)
  • Collins, S. (ME)
  • Flake (AZ)
  • Graham, L. (SC)
  • Hatch (UT)
  • Hoeven (ND)
  • Isakson (GA)
  • Johanns (NE)
  • Kirk (IL)
  • McCain (AZ)
  • Murkowski, L. (AK)
  • Paul, Rand (KY)
  • Portman (OH)
  • Shelby (AL)
  • Thune (SD)
  • Toomey (PA)

Cross-posted from ConservativeVotingRecords.com