“You picked the wrong fight”


Department of Veterans Affairs: Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) asked the Senate Veterans Affairs committee to delay voting on the “nomination of Tammy Duckworth, an injured Iraq war helicopter pilot, to be an assistant secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs.” Contacted by ThinkProgress, Burr’s Press Secretary, David Ward said that Burr is waiting for the answers to several questions he’s put to the White House and Duckworth, but would not disclose what those questions were.

Several other nominees are being held up by Republicans, including Dawn Johnsen,whose nomination is being held up because Sen John Cornyn (R-TX) has ideological differences with her (i.e. she has strongly criticized the Bush administration national security policies, and she was the legal director of NARAL Pro-Choice America for a few years).

Sen Burr, you look ridiculous holding up Tammy Duckworth’s nomination as an assistant secretary at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

What questions do you have about Ms Duckworth, sir?  Too embarrassed to say?

Maybe you just have something against Ms Duckworth getting on with the job of directing the VA’s public affairs operations, as well as programs for homeless veterans.

Sen Burr, you have picked the wrong fight.  Move on…

2 thoughts on ““You picked the wrong fight”

  1. Yet another punkass chickenhawk republican jerkoff trying to prove that he’s relevant. What questions could he possibly have that are so important ? Dickless claims that he is a passionate champion for active military and veterans, then he pulls this partisan crap. Veteran’s organizations are blasting him from all sides for this. What an A$$HOLE!

  2. What better candidate could there be than Tammy Duckworth?

    What possible objections could Burr possibly have that are so significant that he would deny her a position to which she is so obviously qualified for, on so many levels?

    Burr won’t say–because he’s desperately trying to find a rational-sounding reason to justify his opposition to an increasingly rational and pragmatic public.

    In my experience the best he will be able to come up with will be to claim she’s a tax-and spend lesbian whose wounds were self-inflicted so she could live-large off of Big-government welfare and thus is UNFIT for the office to which she has been nominated!

    Scumbaggery is surely the Republicans’ M.O. but Burr is surely contending for the title of ‘Scumbaggiest’!

    (Runners-up include Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Jean Schmidt).

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