Tuesday January 31, 2017 5 Top Stories to Start Your Day
1. Monday night, the Trump administration fired the acting Attorney General for the United States, Sally Yates, who announced earlier in the day, that the Justice Department would not oppose lawsuits against the President’s executive order that created a travel ban from seven Muslim led countries. Sean Spicer, Press Secretary for the White House stated if those who are working in the administration better get with the program or get going.
2. Tuesday morning, after the President fired the Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, the Democrats, refused to attend a committee vote on two of President Trump’s more controversial nominees, effectively delaying their consideration. The boycott affected Trump’s picks for the departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury and for attorney general. The Senate Finance Committee were to meet to vote on Steven T. Mnuchin’s nomination to serve as treasury secretary and Rep. Tom Price’s nomination to be secretary of health and human services but Democrats boycotted the meeting, forcing Republicans to reschedule both votes. President Trump has called on the Democrats to allow his choices for the cabinet to move forward but after Monday night’s firing of the Acting Attorney General Sally Yates who had been asked by the Trump administration to stay on after his election.
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