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My Turn 2-12
Confirmations continue slowly
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Last week, I opined on the slow pace of Senate confirmations for President Trump’s cabinet nominations. With just five Trump nominees confirmed at that time, disgruntled Democrats had managed to block, delay or boycott the hearings.A week later, I would like to announce the Senate confirmation pace has picked up, but that would be a clear case of resorting to “alternate facts,” which I abhor to the core. The truth is only modest progress has been made.First came the controversial, contentious and razor-thin confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.