Kellyanne Conway, a senior counselor to President Donald Trump, castigated Senate Democrats on Thursday as ‘crybabies’ for boycotting a series of cabinet secretary votes .
Speaking on Fox News Thursday morning, Conway slammed the Democrats for promising to protest Trump’s Supreme Court nominee before they even knew who his pick would be.
“The Democratic party, we’re seeing it unravel in front of our eyes, and we’re seeing it be revealed in front of our eyes,” Conway said. “A bunch of crybabies who say that they’re going to oppose a Supreme Court nominee before they even know the person’s name and his academic credentials and impeccable judicial record.”
Also Conway complained that the delay in Mnuchin’s confirmation has left the country without a treasury secretary for the longest period in its history, “at least in modern times.” She said a treasury secretary is essential “for those who actually go to work in the morning and need the dollar to flourish.”
“This obstinance and obstruction is the modern Democratic Party,” she said. “I think it’s going to cost them because they’re hysterical about everything now. You can’t even — there is no gradation of hysteria. It’s everything makes them cry and scream.”
Over the past month, Democrats, who are outnumbered by Republicans in both the House and the Senate, attempted to delay many of Trump’s Cabinet nominees, hoping to further press them about their qualifications for their positions and to force them to answer questions about the president’s controversial past statements and executive orders.
Before Trump announced his Supreme Court nominee, Democratic leaders had already promised a fight. They continued that threat after Trump announced his nominee on Tuesday, Judge Neil Gorsuch. On Wednesday, Democrats in the Senate Finance Committee refused to show up to their committee vote on Trump’s health and treasury nominees, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Steven Mnuchin. Senate Republicans in the committee had to suspend the committee rules in order to vote on the picks to push them through the committee.