Target: Mitch McConnell, Senate Leader
Goal: Do not hold confirmation hearings for President-elect Trump’s nominees before they are vetted by Office of Government Ethics.
The confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, has been postponed after Democrats raised concerns that the Office Government of Ethics has not finished her review, and it is vital that the same standards apply to the rest of Trump’s nominees. The timing of the hearings as they presently stand not only allows for nominees to be confirmed before they’ve been fully vetted, but also double books these hearings with other events in order to divert public attention from this unethical behavior.
Five hearings were scheduled for the same day, which is also the day that Trump is scheduled to give his first news conference in months. The Office of Government Ethics says it has been overwhelmed reviewing the financial holdings and possible conflicts of interest of Trump’s nominees. Do not allow Senate Republicans to sneak nominees who are unfit for office into positions that they do not deserve through double-standards and manipulation. Sign below to demand that nominees be thoroughly vetted before their positions are confirmed.
Dear Senate Leader McConnell,
It is essential for the well-being of the country that the Senate honor its responsibilities and thoroughly vet all of President-elect Trump’s nominees prior to their confirmation hearings. The hearing for Betsy DeVos, nominee for Secretary of Education, has been postponed following concerns that the Office of Government Ethics has not completed their reviews of her financial holdings and potential conflicts of interest.
You yourself said in 2009 that Republicans expected all nominees to turn in their ethics paperwork before their confirmation hearings took place. These standards must be met across the board. I urge you to ensure that none of the confirmation hearings for Trump’s nominees take place before they are thoroughly vetted by the Office of Government Ethics.
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