President Joe Biden has not had an easy time pushing his various nominations through the Senate confirmation process, especially as the upper chamber is at a dead-split 50-50, with only Vice President Kamala Harris to break any ties.
According to the Washington Examiner, Harris was called to perform that very duty this week as a Senate vote to confirm the controversial Federal Reserve nominee Lisa Cook resulted in a tie. The vice president proudly marked her vote in favor of confirming the nominee, finally ending what was described as a “bruising” confirmation process.
“Senators voted 50 to 50 on Cook’s confirmation, with Vice President Harris casting the tiebreaking vote and approving her to be the first Black woman to serve as a governor of the Fed board.” https://t.co/SP10VRQs0n
— Herbie Ziskend (@HerbieZiskend46) May 11, 2022
“Cook, a professor of economics at Michigan State University who served under President Barack Obama as a senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisers, was confirmed to a seat on the Fed’s Board of Governors on Tuesday evening despite united opposition from Republicans,” the Examiner noted.
Cook initially ran into trouble with Republicans over a sheer lack of experience working with monetary policy, which was clearly overlooked by the left simply for the ability to produce headlines of nominating the “first Black woman” to hold the position, much like Biden did when choosing a Supreme Court nominee to replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.
The new Federal Reserve board member also has an extremely partisan past, and has often advocated for extreme left-wing policies and ideas, including nationwide reparations for Black Americans.
Cook has “a history of inflammatory partisan rhetoric and extreme left-wing political advocacy,” Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) said, adding that she “appears to have no opinion at all” regarding how the Biden administration should tackle record-breaking inflation that’s currently crippling everyday Americans.
Toomey added: “Professor Cook’s answers to basic questions about what the Fed should do to tame inflation amount to nothing more than word salad.”
It should frighten every American to their core that the Biden administration continues to use skin color and gender as the primary qualifiers for any high-level government position, instead of selecting candidates based on their qualifications and experience, especially during these trying times.