Dem Senator Backs Down After Threat To Block Biden Nominees Over Diversity Concerns

In the United States, someone can lose their career if they say anything deemed even remotely negative about a minority group, even if that was not the intention.

But to be virulently anti-white or anti-male is becoming perfectly acceptable.

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Illinois Democrat Sen. Tammy Duckworth created shockwaves when she originally threatened to block President Joe Biden’s so-called non-diverse nominees from getting confirmed with unanimous Democratic support.

Now, she has backed off that racist threat.

“Senator Duckworth appreciates the Biden Administration’s assurances that it will do much more to elevate [Asian American and Pacific Islander] voices and perspectives at the highest levels of government, including appointing an AAPI senior White House official to represent the community, secure the confirmation of AAPI appointments and advance policy proposals that are relevant and important to the community,” said Ben Garmissa, Duckworth’s communications director, reports CBS News.

“Accordingly, she will not stand in the way of President Biden’s qualified nominees — which will include more AAPI leaders,” the senator’s communications director added.

Duckworth and Hawaii Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono vowed to not vote for any non-minority nominees (translation no straight, white men) unless more Asians were appointed to prominent positions in the Biden administration, NBC News reported.

The White House apparently told the Senators that Harris is part Asian, but that was not good enough.

“Last night, that was the trigger for me,” she said to reporters, referencing White House deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley citing Harris as “incredibly insulting.”

“Multiple times I’ve heard that,” Duckworth said. “And that is not something you would say to the Black Caucus—‘Well, you have Kamala, we’re not going to put any more African Americans in the Cabinet because you have Kamala’—why would you say it to AAPI?”

Duckworth informed the White House that she would vote against all of Biden’s “non-diversity appointees” until the White House either appoints another AAPI member to a prominent position or offers some sort of commitment for one down the road.

“Tammy’s position is that until she gets a commitment from the White House that there will be more diversity representation in the Cabinet and senior White House advisory positions, she will not vote to confirm anyone who does not represent diversity,” Hirono said. “This is not about pitting one diversity group against another. I think this is a well-articulated, focused position. I am prepared to join her in that.”

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“Tammy’s position is that until she gets a commitment from the White House that there will be more diverse representation in the Cabinet and senior White House advisory positions, she will not vote to confirm anyone who does not represent diversity,” she said. “This is not about pitting one diversity group against another. I think this is a well-articulated, focused position. I am prepared to join her in that.”

But the two senators backed off their ultimatum later in the day when, in typical liberal, white male fashion, Biden caved to their demands.

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