Rachel Maddow Unloads On GOP Senators For Inventing New Requirements For Biden’s Cupboard Picks

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Throughout her program on Tuesday evening, Rachel Maddow ripped into the Republican double commonplace getting used to guage Joe Biden‘s Cupboard picks.

Maddow blasted Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Richard Burr (R-NC), particularly, for inventing new necessities for Cupboard nominees, just because it’s now a Democratic president making the nominations.

“So Senator Cruz is towards Xavier Becerra as a result of Becerra just isn’t a physician,” the MSNBC host mentioned. “Nonetheless, Senator Ted Cruz voted for the final well being secretary beneath President Trump, who was a person named Alex Azar.”

“You may be shocked to study, Alex Azar can also be not a physician,” Maddow mentioned.

Sen. Burr additionally opposes Biden’s choose for well being secretary, saying Becerra’s time engaged on health-related committees in Congress doesn’t make him certified for the Cupboard put up.

Maddow busted Burr for supporting a Trump nominee with comparable {qualifications}.

“Being on committees that work on one thing, that’s not sufficient to make you certified to serve within the Cupboard on that situation, until you’re nominated by a Republican president, after which it’s okay,” the MSNBC host mentioned.

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Maddow mentioned:

So Senator Cruz is towards Xavier Becerra as a result of Becerra just isn’t a physician. Nonetheless, Senator Ted Cruz voted for the final well being secretary beneath President Trump, who was a person named Alex Azar. Senator Cruz voted for Alex Azar to be well being secretary though – you’ll be shocked to study – Alex Azar can also be not a physician. See, it’s unacceptable to appoint a non-doctor to be well being secretary until that nominee is from a Republican president, during which case I’ve to go. Republican Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina has additionally expressed objection to Xavier Becerra being nominated as well being secretary. Senator Burr’s objection is that Xavier Becerra served in Congress for a very long time on committees that had necessary oversight roles on well being care points, he was concerned in lots of well being care coverage that method. However Senator Burr says that’s not acceptable expertise for any individual becoming a member of the cupboard to work on well being points. … Regardless of that stance now, beneath President Trump, Senator Richard Burr expressed nice enthusiasm for a Trump cupboard nominee named Dan Coats. Dan Coats was nominated to be director of nationwide intelligence. Why did Senator Burr like Dan Coats for that job a lot?  … Effectively, Senator Burr defined it on the time. He mentioned Dan Coats can be a wonderful selection for director of nationwide intelligence. He mentioned Dan’s expertise as a valued member of Senate Intelligence Committee will assist to information him as the subsequent director of nationwide intelligence. He mentioned I believe his time on the committee has served him to grasp what that position entails. So to be clear, simply serving in Congress, being on committees that work on one thing, that’s not sufficient to make you certified to serve within the cupboard on that situation, until you’re nominated by a Republican president after which it’s okay. However for those who’re nominated by a Democratic president on the identical foundation, then you’re deeply unqualified.

Trump-supporting lawmakers instantly care about {qualifications}

After 4 years of bowing right down to a Republican president who employed relations and right-wing cable information pundits, GOP lawmakers are pretending to care about {qualifications}.

However these identical Republican lawmakers who supported a recreation present host for president have misplaced their proper to lecture the nation about credentials.

President Biden has nominated a various group of competent, certified people to serve in his Cupboard. The Senate ought to shortly affirm them so the brand new president and his workforce can do the job of cleansing up Donald Trump’s mess.

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