I just got off the phone with James Edwards.
We had an hour long chat about Trump’s underwhelming Cabinet picks which will air on The Political Cesspool this weekend. At the end of our conversation, we concluded that Trump’s Cabinet has been a major disappointment and was shaping up as a whole to be a bunch of the same old boring, vanilla mainstream conservatives from Mike Pence and Reince Preibus on down to Scott Pruitt for EPA.
It seems that Trump has since picked Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers from eastern Washington as his Secretary of the Interior:
“Donald Trump’s frontrunner to lead the scandal-plagued Department of the Interior is a congresswoman currently under a House ethics investigation for misusing government funds.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican Congresswoman, is at the top of Trump’s short list for secretary of the Department of the Interior, sources close to the transition told the Dailymail.com, and could be announced as soon as Friday.
But as the subject of an ongoing ethics probe, McMorris Rodgers’s appointment could complicate Trump’s election promise to ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington D.C.
Congressional investigators have been looking into allegations the 47-year-old congresswoman from Washington state ran campaign operations out of her government office and sent aides to campaign events on the taxpayer dime. …”
Trump has picked yet another winner, the current chair of the House Republican Conference, for a top Cabinet post. McMorris Rodgers is also known for supporting comprehensive immigration reform although fortunately her role in the Trump administration will have nothing to do with that. This latest pick does reinforce the overwhelming impression of Jeff Sessions being the odd man in Trump’s Cabinet.
I thought Trump would pick Sarah Palin for Interior, but this McMorris Rodgers pick leads me to believe that Reince and Pence must have sidelined Steve Bannon.