FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Linda Benesch, [email protected]
Senate Republicans Ram Corrupt, Exploitative Liars Price and Mnuchin Through Committee
(Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, in reaction to Finance Committee Republicans breaking Senate rules to jam through the nominations of Tom Price and Steven Mnuchin:
“This is an unprecedented power grab. Yesterday, Democrats rightfully boycotted the confirmation votes for these nominees, who both lied about their history of exploiting the American people for their own profit during their hearings. We are appalled that the Senate Republicans are re-writing the rules to support nominees who lie in their congressional testimony, and seek to destroy Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
We commend Democrats for doing everything they could to block the nominations in committee, and urge them to do the same on the Senate floor.”