‘GARLAND TREATMENT’

Dems Seek to Stall Trump Cabinet Picks

Democrats in Congress say they are planning to give Donald Trump and the GOP the “Garland treatment” for the president-elect’s Cabinet nominations, stemming from Senate Republicans’ refusal to give Merrick Garland, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, a hearing. “They’ve been rewarded for stealing a Supreme Court justice. We’re going to help them confirm their nominees, many of whom are disqualified?” said Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. “It’s not obstruction, it’s not partisan, it’s just a duty to find out what they’d do in these jobs.” One of the many disruption tactics Democrats could employ would be to force as much as 30 hours of debate on a particular nominee, thereby delaying the process and preventing the GOP from getting other legislation through.