President Trump has gotten a new White House Budget Czar who the Democrats reportedly despise.
According to Town Hall:
Well, it’s official. Last night, the Senate confirmed Russell Vought as the new director for the White House Office of Management and Budget. He’s been the acting director since March. Of course, Democrats hate him. He had a role in the failed Trump-Ukraine impeachment fiasco that ended in total defeat for the Democrats. He dared to cut social programs, boosted funds for defense, and—gasp!—wanted more tax cuts. Oh, the humanity! Yet, we all know why Democrats threw a tantrum. Trump nominated him (via WSJ):
Senators voted 51 to 45 along party lines to confirm Mr. Vought’s nomination by President Trump.
Democrats had voiced strong opposition to the choice of Mr. Vought to head the agency, citing questions about his role in holding up U.S. security aid to Ukraine and his crafting of White House budgets that prioritized spending and tax cuts.
The 500-person agency produces the president’s annual budget proposal, manages federal property and assesses the quality of government programs.
Mr. Vought aroused the ire of Democrats in January, when he released a $4.8 trillion budget that proposed steep reductions in social-safety-net programs and foreign aid and higher outlays for defense and veterans. In May, his office broke the longstanding practice of issuing updated economic forecasts, citing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The nomination process is always stressful but in the age of Trump, they have become vicious. Anyone who makes it through shows a strong commitment to service.