Senate Democrats have been trying their best to slow down President Donald Trump from passing his agenda and getting conservatives nominated to powerful positions.
But things have not been going their way lately — and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is furious after Trump’s latest confirmation.
The U.S. Senate voted 53 to 44 to confirm Eugene Scalia to the position of Labor Secretary.
Scalia is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who reportedly died in his sleep of natural causes back in February 2017.
Immediately after the confirmation, Sanders took to Twitter to accuse Scalia of “helping” large corporations “undermine health and safety regulations.”
Sanders also disgustingly labeled Scalia’s confirmation as Labor Secretary “obscene.”
“As a corporate lawyer and lobbyist, Eugene Scalia made millions working for Chevron, Goldman Sachs, Facebook and other huge corporations, helping them undermine health and safety regulations. So naturally he’s Trump’s pick to lead the Labor Department. Obscene,” Sanders wrote.
As a corporate lawyer and lobbyist, Eugene Scalia made millions working for Chevron, Goldman Sachs, Facebook and other huge corporations, helping them undermine health and safety regulations.
So naturally he's Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department. Obscene. https://t.co/KDx4M6EN4B
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 26, 2019
Scalia was confirmed to replace former Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, who resigned in July after backlash surrounding a plea deal he helped secure in 2008 for deceased sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was also angry about the confirmation.
Schumer called the nomination a “slap in the face” and said his position is the exact opposite of his track record.
“He has sided repeatedly with the large corporate interest against the working people,” Schumer said.
Republicans have been on a roll lately.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Trump’s 150th judicial nominee late last week, giving the president another victory on his campaign promise to remake the federal bench with a conservative bent.
Analysis shows that Trump is on pace to appoint 30 percent of all federal judges currently on the bench by the end of his first term.
And if Trump wins re-election in 2020 and serves another four years — it’s more than likely that he will have appointed more than 50 percent of all federal judges when he leaves office in 2024.
Trump’s judicial appointments also include two Supreme Court justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
That’s certainly a historic accomplishment, and the Republican-controlled Senate is reshaping the federal courts across the country for decades to come.
Schumer has been losing a lot lately on key battles. Below are a few examples:
Are you tired of all this winning?