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They're mad as heck

They're mad as heck and they're not going to take it anymore, OR they can't wait any longer to see what HE is going to do?

FEC paralyzed by resignations as 2020 approaches

The federal agency regulating campaign finance has been rendered powerless heading into the 2020 election cycle, with the resignation of another commissioner leaving it unable to punish violations of election law.

Matthew Petersen, a commissioner at the Federal Election Commission for 11 years, plans to leave his post on Aug. 31. There are normally six FEC commissioners, but Petersen’s departure will bring the already depleted board down to three. And because FEC regulations require four or more commissioners to vote on enforcement actions, new regulations and other matters brought before the body, it will function only on an administrative level without new appointees from President Donald Trump.

Trump has meanwhile left one commissioner’s seat, that of former Commissioner Ann Ravel, vacant for 2½ years.

He was nominated for a federal judgeship by Trump in 2018,

One seat vacant for 2 1/2 years and now another seat vacant?

DJT wanted to make sure HE appointed 2 people on the FEC?

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I doubt Trump makes those appointments.

If so, then NO president should be making them. If Obama could do that, then no wonder they went after republicans mostly and let dems slide on by, especially Hillary's people.

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It seems president does nominate them

Who appoints FEC?
The FEC is composed of six commissioners who are appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate. The act also provides for three statutory officers—the staff director, the general counsel, and the inspector general—who are appointed by the commission.

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Hmmm. Relying on men to fix a system

that men broke ...

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(NT) Watch your darn language.
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RE:Watch your darn language

Remember Radar from M*A*S*H?

H...E...Double hockey sticks?

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Radar was cute.

All the sexual references were over his head.

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