Senator Heitkamp has voted more like Senator Chuck Schumer than Senator John Hoeven when it comes to Cabinet picks. Of the paltry 7 of 15 cabinet positions confirmed by February 10 by the Senate, Hoeven voted for all 7, Heitkamp voted for 4 and Schumer voted for 2. No doubt Heidi will continue her liberal ways representing NY better than ND. The Cabinet would be in full motion except for the bad behavior of Senate Democrats like Heitkamp.
Still open for confirmation are critical positions in Treasury, Interior, Ag, Commerce, Labor, HUD, Energy and the VA. Ag, Energy and the VA seem rather important to North Dakotans but not to Democrats.
Only 3 of the 8 nominees for cabinet-level positions are filled with the EPA, US Trade Rep, OMB, SBA and National Intelligence languishing.
Heitkamp will probably be allowed to vote for Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch by her Democrat caucus but her hopes for re-election hinge on if she can dupe the voters in to thinking she is a moderate.
Do-nothing Democrats have not shown up for committee hearings on candidates. Meanwhile, the do-nothings do nothing to silence the violent crowds nationwide who riot over presidential Executive Orders, cabinet nominees and hurt feelings. They encourage the violence, the anarchy and the rancor which is now a daily staple. We had all we could stomach over a pipeline that put law enforcement in to harm’s way, damaged the land and water and greatly diminished respect for certain groups of people.
Senator Heitkamp deserves all the shame coming her way for the way she votes and the way her fellow Democrats behave; whether they are Senators in chambers, violent thugs on the streets or “water protectors” destroying equipment at a pipeline. I’m not holding my breath for an apology from Heitkamp or a renunciation of her Senate colleagues and their reprehensible behavior.