Thursday Confirmation Hearing Live Streams – General James Mattis and Mike Pompeo…

The confirmation hearings for General James Mattis (Sec of Defense), Dr. Ben Carson (HUD Sec), and Representative Mike Pompeo (CIA Director), are scheduled for today.

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The confirmation hearing for retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of defense, is at 9:30 am ET. PBS NewsHour is providing a live stream of the hearing (embed below):

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Alternate Mattis Live Stream HERE

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The confirmation hearing for Rep. Mike Pompeo, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director, is at 10:00am PBS NewsHour is providing a live stream of the hearing:

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Alternate Pompeo Live Stream HERE

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600 Responses to Thursday Confirmation Hearing Live Streams – General James Mattis and Mike Pompeo…

  1. Gen. Mattis definitely needs to repeal two Obama policies: Allowing transgenders in the service, and women in combat arms.

    He was coy about those things in the hearings, but these are two horrendous mistakes that must not be allowed to stand.

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    • Educated Citizen says:

      He just implements the law. It is for congress to make the law.

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    • mailmannz says:

      Absolutely BUT he doesn’t need to announce these here. I certainly do hope he brings focus back to doing what the military is supposed to do, to close with the enemy and kill them!!

      I hope he moves the armed forces away from all this touchy feely outreach bullsh1t and just concentrates on killing the enemy efficiently!!

      Regards

      Mailman

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      • Educated Citizen says:

        I agree with you but as member of the executive branch he does not get to decide. The answers are in line with what the rule books say today.

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        • mailmannz says:

          I guarantee you that the policy set for armed forces will be the policy he decides is best for the armed forces. Or put it another way, he will “consult” with the President and then get his way 🙂

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      • He did say EXACTLY that: His #1 job is to field the deadliest fighting force possible.

        Which means, no affirmative action quotas to make the snowflakes who never served feel better.

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        • Keln says:

          He’s a warrior. As a warrior, he understands the whole point of fighting a war is to end it quickly. That means fighting it with as deadly means as possible, and that means forming the best fighting force imaginable.

          These people he is talking to…they want the opposite. They want prolonged wars. That means a weak force, with weak links.

          Mad Dog don’t want no weak links.

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      • Wavetheshales says:

        I think one thing the libtard, feminazi there-are-no-winners-everybody-gets-a-participation-medal neo-Marxist watermelons refuse to see is that women are BLESSED with the ability (indeed generations past would say RESPONSIBILITY) to create and nurture LIFE: NOT to kill it.

        Men have traditionally been the warriors and protectors, and, usually, we’re not so great at nurturing, though mentoring we can do.

        I don’t give a rip what the PC police have to say about it. Ye cannae use a Crescent wrench as a hammer, nor can ye do it the other way round. It JUST WON’T WORK.
        (Unless you want to risk getting hurt).

        We are what and who we are; we must make the best of it for the glory of GOD, because it’s all about HIM, not us.

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      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        Military is a place for warriors & gladiators, not social engineers.

        March courtesy of the great American composer John Philip Sousa

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    • Keln says:

      I have no problem with women in combat, as long as:

      They can hack the same standards as men. No special, easier qualifications.
      They must do everything their male counterpart is expected to do. No special treatment.
      They serve in an all-female unit. No mixing women and men.

      There is no place for sexual tensions on the battlefield. And while I’m on the subject, we need to return to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, for that very reason. There is enough to deal with in combat, there is no reason to add that drama to it. When guys kept their being gay to themselves, there were few issues. And when there was an issue, that guy was removed.

      If you sign up to be a warrior, be a warrior. If you want to chase tail, do it on your own time. If you want to hit on your fellow gender, do that outside of your unit. Don’t cause problems. There should never be two soldiers who can’t be trusted to fight together cohesively because they had a “lover’s spat”. It’s BS and has no place in war.

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    • Pam says:

      Even though I’m a woman, I totally agree with you.

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      • NJF says:

        Agreed. My other issue, which to me seems to be the elephant in the room, is the issue of rape.

        Of course men can, and do get raped, but I always wonder about the issue of captured soldiers and using the threat of rape in front of male peers as a means to get them to “talk.”

        Do I watch too many movies?

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    • dreadnok89 says:

      Transgendered is someone not mentally there. Its a no brainer

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      • UKExpat says:

        Yep Transgenderism is a symptom of Body Dysmorphic Disorder and is a Mental Illness and should be treated as such and not pandered to. You die with the same DNA you are born with and no amount of hormones or Chopadickoffame or Addadickontome surgery can change that.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Women in combat do not present a problem if they aren’t mixed in with men. Israel has female combat units. They don’t sleep or train with the guys.
      As to transgenders, they do present a problem. I’ve known a few transgenders that I genuinely respect. They just aren’t combat material.

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    • Robie Catt says:

      It gets worse:

      Senator Kamala Harris grills Trump nominee Pompeo on CIA affirmative action for gays and lesbians at CIA

      Mattis Shuts Gillibrand Down On LGBT Military: I Don’t Care Who People ‘Go To Bed With’

      https://californiajimmy.com/2017/01/12/clueless-senators-obssess-gay-lesbian-affirmative-action-cia-defense-nominee-hearings-jan-2017/

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    • mailmannz says:

      Ive been thinking about this and don’t think he needs to worry about repealing anything. What he can do is ensure standards are set appropriately with no leeways or any kind of reduction based purely on the sex of someone attempting to join any combat arm of the US armed forces.

      If you cannot meet the minimum required standards you cannot get in! End of story and no need for laws to be changed. Its just the old “enforce the standards you currently have, no exceptions, no buts”.

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      • Oh, how naive you are!

        If the standards create a “disparate impact” then they constitute “illegal discrimination”.

        Besides the problem isn’t simply the physical ability to perform. The problem is putting young men and women predominantly 18-22 years old in close quarters under stressful conditions.

        Quite simply, there is no “right to employment” in the military. It has long been recognized – until the current dolts took over – that the military is not subject to all the same rules that govern civilian or other government employment .

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  2. psadie says:

    Wow I hope these “Senators” get their azzes FRIED once Trump is inaugurated and his Cabinet is set. These clowns collect a six-figure salary and what do they do all day…Weiner shots??? Anyone of us average American citizens can do a better job!!!

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  3. carnan43 says:

    Remember when the Grand Narcissist leaned over and said, “tell Putin I will have more leeway after the 2012 elections”. Don’t forget Saul’s girlie girl who had the big red reset button. Who’s chief political hack during the Campaign had ties to Russia? The latest is the Ukraine was in bed with the Clinton camp. When the Grand Narcissist meddled in Bibi’s election not a word by the pro Hamas media. Now the media and the dam o crats are accusing Trump of collaborating with the Russians.

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  4. Pam says:

    Here is the Mattis hearing in full.

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  5. Bull Durham says:

    Russia officially states the NATO moves toward its borders is a threat.

    McCain thinks he has a solution to Putin and Russia.

    This is the war the neocons don’t think about. They see only blue skies and clear victory.

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  6. Bull Durham says:

    Marine LePen @ Trump Tower

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  7. Trumped1 says:

    ROFL

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Too funny.

      Cheer up, dude. Bet it’ll look great when the skies clear up , mountains all around it and reflected on it, beautiful blue sky, sunbeams making the gold glitter.

      Then at sundown, the pink and orange glow on all that gold…..aaaahhh…..gorgeous!

      Have a great vacay!!!

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  8. Pam says:

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  9. CheeseHead says:

    Mr. “0% in the polls” strikes again…

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  10. Pam says:

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  11. MVW says:

    Guys, we have a worm in the one of the Trump apples. The worm is DynaCorp.
    It is inevitable that in a town such as Washington, D.C. that apples full of worms will get picked. The key is to deal with the problem as soon as it is found out. This will blow up, there is no way to make this go away.

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    • MVW says:


      Sunlight is flooding in and damage control needs to happen faster than immediate.
      Jared Kushner is implicated as a DynCorp protector. Distance has to be put between Trump and the poison – dirty Corporation, DynCorp. DynCorp is a disaster, it can’t be fixed.
      This connection to Jared Kushner has to be fixed… Now.

      Follow the Senate
      Key Players:
      Petraeus
      Rubio
      Lindsey Graham
      Dirty John McCain

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      • MVW says:

        The point is that Trump has no friends in the legacy media, and if I know the above, they will too. I will never be the first to know anything, or second, third, X 1000 or more.

        Pizza gate was buried because it had to do with Clinton. Forget it for Trump.

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  12. bpk1300 says:

    I was listening to the Faux Indian princess try to cornet Dr Carson and it made me ill. How in the world did she get elected. At both hearings today, she was beyond words to describe how totally insipid and boring she is.

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  13. sunnydaze says:

    I just started listening to Carson’s Confirmation Hearing. His intro at the beginning is brilliant. What a wonderful man. we’re so lucky he wants to do this job!:

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  14. Braveboy says:

    So, when are the nominees voted on and how does that process work?

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