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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 normal 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 in opposition to Xavier Becerra as a result of Becerra isn’t a physician,” the MSNBC host stated. “Nonetheless, Senator Ted Cruz voted for the final well being secretary underneath President Trump, who was a person named Alex Azar.”

“You can be shocked to be taught, Alex Azar can be not a physician,” Maddow stated.

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 submit.

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 subject, until you’re nominated by a Republican president, after which it’s okay,” the MSNBC host stated.

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Maddow stated:

So Senator Cruz is in opposition to Xavier Becerra as a result of Becerra isn’t a physician. Nonetheless, Senator Ted Cruz voted for the final well being secretary underneath President Trump, who was a person named Alex Azar. Senator Cruz voted for Alex Azar to be well being secretary regardless that – you may be shocked to be taught – Alex Azar can 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 a whole lot of well being care coverage that approach. However Senator Burr says that isn’t acceptable expertise for anyone becoming a member of the cupboard to work on well being points. … Regardless of that stance now, underneath 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?  … Properly, Senator Burr defined it on the time. He stated Dan Coats could be a superb alternative for director of nationwide intelligence. He stated Dan’s expertise as a valued member of Senate Intelligence Committee will assist to information him as the following director of nationwide intelligence. He stated I believe his time on the committee has served him to grasp what that function 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 subject, until you’re nominated by a Republican president after which it’s okay. However in case you’re nominated by a Democratic president on the identical foundation, then you’re deeply unqualified.

Trump-supporting lawmakers out of the blue care about {qualifications}

After 4 years of bowing all the way 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 group can do the job of cleansing up Donald Trump’s mess.

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