For the fourth time, Senate Republicans blocked the consideration of Dilawar Syed, the CEO of a healthcare AI company and President Joe Biden's nominee to serve as deputy administrator of the Small Business Administration, in the Senate's Small Business Committee. If confirmed, Syed would be the highest-ranking official in the federal government who is a practicing Muslim.
Syed is not the only Biden nominee facing a blockade — Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley have put a hold on many of the president's diplomatic and national security-related nominees as well. But this blockade, according to Senate Democrats and religious advocacy groups, is different.
They did the exact same thing to Obama for his two terms, even worse after they got the majority. Once Trump got elected, they expedited every scumbag he nominated, no questions asked. If Trump hadn’t been too busy campaigning for his second tern to even nominate people for half the positions, and had so many of the ones he did busted for scamming, it might have been worse.