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How is Tommy Tuberville able to block Navy and Air Force confirmations?

Asked by LostInParadise (31618points) 4 weeks ago

How can a single senator, from the minority party, have so much power? Shouldn’t there at least be a committee to decide on such things? Also, a small number of confirmations did get through Link. Does that mean that those confirmations were okay withTuberville?

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filmfann's avatar

The Senate passes these appointments in groups. Any Senator can object.
Each appointment can be approved individually, but that takes a lot of time.

Zaku's avatar

The system does not work well when very low-quality people get elected to the Senate, particularly when blatant misbehavior doesn’t end up having enough consequences.

janbb's avatar

it doesn’t make any sense to me.

SnipSnip's avatar

He heads the committee that can do that. He decides when nominees can receive a vote.

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