WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Accountable.US president Kyle Herrig released the following statement on reports that Senators Lindsey Graham and Rob Portman refused to say whether they would agree to even holding hearings for President-elect Biden’s nominee for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Both Portman and Graham supported Mick Mulvaney and Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominees for the same position who both had long records of extreme partisanship and partisan attacks.
“Senate Republicans are looking increasingly desperate and disorganized in their attempts to deny Biden’s win and sabotage his incoming administration and now they can’t even seem to decide if they want to block his nominees by pretending to want more transparency or block them by refusing to allow hearings and any transparency at all.”
“Senate Republicans now claiming to be shocked and offended over nominees who have expressed partisan positions or were mean to them on Twitter must have forgotten their many votes forwildly partisan,inexperienced, andcorrupt Trump nominees that they did everything possible to jam through the Senate with as little scrutiny or transparency as possible.”
“This is the absolute height of hypocrisy and people across the country are not going to accept this latest attempt to overturn the will of the people and prevent President-elect Biden from putting together a government to clean up Trump’s messes, get the pandemic under control, and make progress for workers, families, and communities.”
“Senate Republicans must reverse course and commit to participating in hearings and ending their partisan attempts to sabotage the incoming administration before it even begins.”
Watchdog group Accountable.US recently launched the Accountable Senate War Room to fight back against those lawmakers who seek to overturn the will of the people by standing in the way of the smooth transition of power and the swift approval of nominees to ensure that the government can function and deliver results for the American people.