Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell argued that President Trump had every reason to be upset with U.S. Senate for the way in which “the appointments for administration are facing confirmation.”
McConnell pointed out Senate Democrats were to blame for this.
“We’ve actually gotten a lot of nominations this year, but the president has a very legitimate complaint. I’ve had to file cloture. — that’s the device by which you stop debate — 88 times in the Trump administration. That’s more than the last six presidents, in the first two years, together. So the Democrats do have an opportunity to slow the process. We’re working very hard to truncate that. For example, we’re having the two votes tomorrow because they’ve decided not to use all the time they could have used. We decided to put the pressure on. It’s a legitimate complaint.”