A quick snapshot from my brain:
My statements about us “not needing” any ambassadors were misguided upon further reflection.
Yet the point that both nominees to their respective ambassitorships were not prepared for the hearing remains. A confirmation is a time of celebration. This time that was not the case - unfortunately. I think both nominees are able to handle the job but need to know what exactly they are going to do before I give them the “thumbs up”.
In the future I will work with the departments to which the nominee is in to ensure that they are prepared to meet with us.
Also I urge any person who can nominate others for confirmation to make a public announcement so that I don’t have to question if they were legally confirmed or not.
I am not looking to fail anyone or prevent the Dept. of Health from operating. Each nominee has had their issues. I hope that the Governor can find someone with no issues but I am concerned about the fact that suddenly accusations are placed against these people whichout much evidence right before their confirmation. Therefore, I will be demanding more evidence- as you have requested- before taking action.
Finally, I am working with the county on their wage bill and I hope it will pass (I am looking into removing the unused political parties but that’s still a wip).
All of these wonderful things should not be cut down because I demanded more from nominees than simple stammering. If you don’t know what your assignment is post confirmation please find it out - again I will try to help you be prepared but there are somethings you just have to know.
I understand that some of you may be upset for how I handled some of these bills but I hope you rest easy knowing that I am here to make this state better.
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