The Trump cabinet picks keep on coming and continue to be a horror show. Could be tragicomedy. You can’t write satire like this.
Each cabinet appointment represents the exact opposite of what that department should be working towards. Rolling Stone has a good breakdown of each cabinet pick and why they’re no bueno , as does Autostraddle with this list ranked by the terror they inspire .
No, Kanye isn’t a cabinet pick. There is no Department of Mental Health but if there was, at least it would make sense to put someone in charge of it who has experience with mental illness.
But let’s not get distracted by Kanye, please.This isn’t what we need to focus on. We need to pay attention to the fact that the President-Elect has proclaimed himself to be “like a smart person” and refuses to accept briefings from our own country’s intelligence. He’d rather rely on Alex Jones for his info and challenges any CIA report on Russia’s role in the election.
Right now some faithless electors are threatening to go rogue and not vote for Trump and others have asked for a full briefing of Russian interference in the election. It’s also being reported that Trump and Co is threatening electors with “political reprisal” if they don’t vote for him.
Action via 2 Hours a Week: Urge the Electors to Not Elect Donald Trump
I should add here that I’m on the fence about this action. I just think we need to be prepared for the immediate and long term fallout if the electors don’t elect Trump.
But not having 4 whole years of whatever this mess is would be a nice way to go into 2017.
Also, continue calling your own reps to challenge the cabinet appointments.