Here’s What One Democrat Said About Trump’s Latest Female Appointee

Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) compared Trump administration nominee Kathleen Hartnett White to a horse before members of the Environment and Public Works Committee.

The committee voted to confirm White’s nomination to lead the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality, Wednesday. During a business meeting prior to the party-line vote, Whitehouse likened White to the ancient Roman emperor Caligula’s horse.

“There is a popular legend of the Emperor Caligula appointing his horse to the Roman Senate,” Whitehouse said. “Had he done that, it would have raised important questions, but the real questions would not have been about the horse. The horse was just a horse. The real questions would have been about the power of the Emperor Caligula and the spine of the Roman Senate. Discussing the merits of the horse would be pointless.”

 

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