Murphy ready to give Trump hard time on nominees. ‘Radical cabinet’

Chris Murphy

Chris MurphyConnecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is ready to give President-elect Donald Trump a hard time on his nominees for the cabinet.  He calls the choices “radical” and “partisan.”

“So far he has shown absolutely no signs that he wants to work with Democrats. He is building the most partisan, radical Cabinet in my lifetime,” Murphy told Bloomberg News.

“These are, with a few exceptions, radical nominees, the likes of which we have never seen in this country.  Trump is appointing people to the Department of Labor where 50 percent of their businesses were in violation of labor laws, appointing somebody to the EPA who advertises that he wants to run the EPA in the ground.”

Connecticut’s junior senator predicts Senate hearings on the nominees could extend past the inauguration.