As a result of outcry from multiple citizens, and in order to determine the best course of action from here, I am creating the following poll. If you are uninformed, I encourage reading #state-announcements and speeches from the confirmed nominee to get an unbiased point of view.
Is the process the Lieutenant Governor utilized by contacting only certain Senators to join the session, and not providing any notice in the legislature discord unethical, corrupt, and/or a violation of oath?
Yes, notice should have been provided to ALL Senators.
No, the Lieutenant Governor is in the right.
Is the nomination of silv3_r unethical, corrupt, and/or a miscarriage of justice by the Governor’s office?
Yes, it is.
No, it is not.
Should the Governor have nominated his former Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager to lead a department he was never in?
Yes, the Governor nominating his former COS and Campaign Manager is fair.
No, the Governor should not have nominated this individual.
Was this nomination an unfair and/or biased process?
Should congress hold formal investigations into this issue and punish if necessary?
Should a special counsel be appointed to this situation to hold formal investigations into this issue?
Should nominees to cabinet positions require relevant experience to that department in either Firestone or other groups?
Yes, they should require relevant experience.
No, they should not need relevant experience.
Should nominations to the cabinet require a certain amount of time to be reviewed and considered by the Senate?
This situation is being blown out of proportion. The Secretary is perfectly capable of doing the job of leading a department, and though he may not have experience in the DoCM, he has leadership experience in Firestone that makes him qualified for the job.
bro it’s only a nomination holy hell, redo it and it’ll be the exact same result. just stop whining already. nothing against the law was done, everything was done through correct procedures and if you want to make a bill to make there be a certain amount of time before being nominated for the senate to vote on the nomination then go ahead but nothing here was foul play and if you think otherwise then you’re just dumb.
Just so you know, it was tie broken by the PO and if the entire senate was present neither the motion to untable or vote would have passed , if it was redone it wouldn’t pass 100%. Everything wasn’t done according to the procedure.
I feel this situation has two sides; everyone is trying to defend their own instead of coming to a common ground.
The Governor nominated someone they thought could run the Firestone Department of Commerce, and used their authority to get it passed. This is what any politician would do, and it happens every single confirmation. The only difference here is it’s an outside hire and this individual previously resigned from the Governor’s cabinet due to controversy. I see nothing wrong necessarily with the way it was conducted, except, that ample notice about the session wasn’t given. Senators shouldn’t be learning of it from state announcements, because no one checks that right when it pings.
Now, from the business owner and command portions of DOCM, I could see their concerns. I used to be the Public Affairs Director of the Department of Commerce and we mostly had to deal with businesses concerned with how our policies would affect them, so hiring an outside Secretary could be concerning to them. But, I have spoken to lots of business owners and they are quote “not rlly concerned.”
This situation seems to be some senators are mad they didn’t get a chance to look into the background of the nominee, but, I would also say that nothing the Governor or Lieutenant Governor did was wrong. The senate and house should work on some constitutional amendments, senate rules resolutions or some other way to prevent this in the future - Instead of trying to impeach @iiVortex_RBLX or get @Silv3_r to leave.