Hawley becomes only senator to oppose all Biden Cabinet picks introduced so far

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has received widespread criticism in recent weeks due to his public objection to the results of November’s presidential election.

The Missouri Republican is not backing down in his opposition to the incoming Biden administration, however. According to Newsmax, Hawley has stunned Dems by going on the record as the only Senate Republican to vote against each of the new president’s Cabinet nominees.

“Enforce the laws”

Hawley has been slammed by some Democrats for speaking out against supposed election fraud ahead of a deadly riot on Capitol Hill last month.

Amid mounting calls for his resignation and additional backlash in the form of a canceled book deal, he has apparently taken the situation in stride. Hawley has addressed what he believes is an out-of-control cancel culture even as he sets new records in terms of political fundraising.

In Senate confirmation hearings held this week, Hawley doubled down by becoming the only senator to reject all six Cabinet picks, reports noted. On Tuesday, he voted nay to two nominees: prospective Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Homeland Security chief Alejandro Mayorkas.

Holding up the vote on Mayorkas, he later explained his concern that the former Obama administration staffer could not be trusted to enforce immigration laws on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Just today, he declined to say he would enforce the laws Congress has already passed to secure the border wall system,” Hawley said of the nominee.

“Kind of shell shocked”

The Missouri Republican went on to assert that, in light of those concerns, he “cannot consent to skip the standard vetting process and fast-track this nomination when so many questions remain unanswered.”

Mayorkas was among Biden’s more controversial picks and was ultimately confirmed with a narrow 56 to 43 margin. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has received the most bipartisan support of any nominee thus far with only two senators — including Hawley — objecting to his confirmation.

In addition to Buttigieg, the other nominees Hawley has rejected are Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, according to reports.

While Hawley has dismissed speculation that his recent moves reveal an aspiration to take up the mantle of former President Donald Trump, he acknowledged in a statement to Politico that he will continue opposing Biden administration proposals he believes are contrary to his constituents’ best interest.

“I can just tell you in Missouri, people are kind of shell shocked: ‘What in the world?'” the senator said. “He’s being so aggressive, they are not even attempting to work across the aisle.”

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    1. Hey Nancy…. we must have been typing at the same time. Look at the 1st sentence. Our confirmation that he is a good man. At least he follows his heart and the constitution.

      1. Now if more Republican Senators woukd stand up and be counted in defense of the Constitution, Liberty and Freedom they could regain control of the committees foolishly relinquished. Then they could do what their oath off office requires and demand a complete forensic investigation into the voter fraud thrust apon the country and also in the Georgia runoff. Do the Senators need reminding that there is no statute of limitations on voter fraud and treason!!

    2. Grateful grandmother in Delaware as well!
      What about the person put in for health ( he she) looking at her pictures makes me concerned about her role model capabilities for not just the young but all genrations!

  1. Stay strong Mr Hawley. Show the majority of Republicans how to have a backbone and represent your constituents. Angels around you.😇✝️🇺🇸

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  3. Stand strong for truth, justice, and the Constitution of the United States of America! Many are praying for you and for others to find courage to stand up!

  4. Josh, you are doing the right thing against those who do not have the same conscience. Stay strong and keep fighting!

  5. Josh stay strong and we need some other Republicans who still have some spine and balls to step up and do the right thing!!!!! I do not recall the Democrats being in any hurry whatsoever to approve of Trump’s cabinet members ever!!!!

  6. All of these people that Bitme wants in his cabinet are all traitors towards our country. John Kerry, the lying Vietnam Veteran is a scumbag. He is an insult too all of us Vietnam Veterans. Bitme needs to be impeach for crimes against this country he did as Vice president and while he was in the Senate for 40 years. His “under the desk pleasing him Vice president” also needs to be impeach for having chap lips.

  7. I totally agree with the other commenters. Josh, you are one of the best people in the whole world. Please know that we are all praying for you – you are one of the few who are trying to uphold the Constitution and our American way of life. I just wish there were many other Republicans who would follow your lead! You make me wish I lived in Missouri. Please keep up the good work. We Americans out here really appreciate you and all you are doing. God bless you. Thank you.

    1. Yes Carol, we are proud to have people like you coming forth and acknowledging the great things Josh is doing for us.

    1. Thank you, Peggy, for electing Sen. Hawley. When he runs again, we’ll donate. That’s a promise.

      DON’T BLAME ME, I VOTED FOR TRUMP

  8. A Republican with a spine. What a cconcept. Thank you, Josh. You would have my vote. All of these appointees need to be vetted just like anyone else, and we deserve to know their qualifications for the job. Just having a “D” or “R” after your name shouldn’t be the only criteria.

  9. Thank you, Josh, for backing the majority of Missouri voters heartfelt and conscious beliefs. I’m sorry you’re getting recriminations from “the other side” because of it. We applaud your courage to speak for us and will keep you and your family in our prayers. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  10. Amen to all above posts! At last! We have a MAN who stands for truth, freedom, our constitution and will not back down! God bless you Josh, we need more like you! We are behind you all the way!!

  11. Thank u. Josh, u are a breath of fresh air.
    U are getting so much flack , u must be the right one for this job. Thank u & God Bless u in all your endeavors working for America.

  12. I only wish ALL Republicans would be as brave. We have weak scared people representing us. Your to old leave office and let the strong ones defend us.

  13. Finally we have someone to stand up to the distrustful left. I’m so proud to say I am a Missouri resident and it is due to a young man of character, faith and honesty, Senator Josh Hawley. Thank you for your service.

  14. Josh Hawley stand up and take a bow! What a delight you are! A man with principles and balls! All the rest just went ahead and confirmed this bogus administration and its cabinet! Hooray for Hawley!

  15. You are the most refreshing new face in politics! Bravo! May God bless you!
    We love your courage.
    Kathryn and Donald Worz, Cincinnati, OHIO

  16. Josh so proud of you now if we could get the other spineless Democrats to come forward but they want to remain cowards so be it their choice I want to thank you Josh for your a true American God Bless.

  17. Mr. Hawley, we admire your backbone!!! You are one of the 2 to 3 percent who stand up for caucasian Americans!!! Almost every one of them “sold” us out a long time ago and we are sick of these moves the “swamp” makes!!! Thank You, Sir!!!!!!

  18. IF THIS SENATE HAD MORE PEOPLE LIKE HAWLEY OUR COUNTRY WOULD BE VERY STRONG. HE IS REALLY A GOD SEND. BUT UNFORTUNATE WE HAVE TRAITORS ALL OVER. WHO RATHER FILL THEIR POCKETS THEN STAND UP FOR THE COUNTRY, THEY SWORE TO PROTECT.
    WE ARE ON YOUR SIDE 100 % you are the strongest and greatest in this swamp ..

  19. Pedofile Joe and the Ho, sucks the Ho taught him well,we need to abolish the Dumborat Party and MAKE AMERICAN GREAT AGAIN>

  20. Glad to live in Missouri and be represented by someone who listens to and supports his constituents and the Constitution of the United States!

  21. Senator Hawley can’t understand why he has to vote to confirm anyone for the new office of Presidential bagman some people just don’t get it Senator.

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