Political Tension Causing Delays In Filling Appointments
The sheer volume of changes in Washington D.C. along with considerable tension between opposing political parties has caused some delays in the approval process for U.S. Senators. Senator Mike Rounds acknowledges the problems with the pace and calls for cooler heads going forward.
For the most part, Rounds along with most South Dakotans agree with the Trump Administration’s direction with room for a few exceptions.
Rounds attributes a lot of the strain to the shock of Trump’s election win along with Republicans being able to control the Senate. Along with all the cabinet positions that need confirmation from the U.S. Senate, hearings for Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch will begin in March.