Senator Gillibrand, who took Clinton money for years, begged the Trump family for donations, and then threw Bill Clinton under the bus when it was politically convenient, will now try to obstruct President Trump’s pick for U.S attorney in New York.
As reported by TheHill
Gillibrand, a frequent and vocal critic of the president, will likely use her “blue-slip prerogative” to oppose the nomination of Geoffrey Berman. Senators from the home state of a nominee — in Berman’s case New York — are required to sign off on blue slips for a nominee to be considered.
Gillibrand’s spokesman told The New York Times that the senator would block the nomination over concerns that Trump interviewed Berman for the post directly.
The interviews were considered abnormal and prompted concerns from Democratic senators that they amounted to political interference in the appointment process.