There are few things more ridiculous to watch or dangerous to be around than a progressive that is out of power. Right now the US Senate is “debating” the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be secretary of education. They may very well be at it all night.
Senate Democrats will take to the floor throughout the day and night Monday to voice their opposition to Betsy DeVos for Education secretary — a Hail Mary effort to convince one more Republican to join them so they can thwart her confirmation.
The 24-hour marathon of speeches is expected to conclude at noon on Tuesday, when the Senate is expected to vote on DeVos’ confirmation. That vote is likely to be a 50-50 tie, with Vice President Mike Pence then taking a rare tiebreaker vote to ensure that DeVos is confirmed. If that happens, it would be the first time a vice president has needed to cast the tie-breaking vote for a Cabinet secretary.
Their strategy is to try to convince one more GOP senator to join teacher’s union tool, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins (R-Quisling) to kill DeVos’s nomination.
We will see more and more of this as the Democrats obstruct nominee after nominee and Mitch McConnell seems unwilling to extract any price from them for their recalcitrance.