Only in Republican politics can two-faced saboteurs rise to prominence and continue to live large off the duped donor or taxpayer.
As he threatens to shut down the southern border, President Donald Trump is considering bringing on a “border” or “immigration czar” to coordinate immigration policy across various federal agencies, according to four people familiar with the discussions. Trump is weighing at least two potential candidates for the post: former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, according to the people, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the conversations publicly.
— Associated Press, 4/2/19
This is yet ANOTHER clear case of those who are supposed to be doing due diligence in vetting, failing on an epic scale.
Ken Cuccinelli should be nowhere near a position in an administration he tried, nationally, to derail.
Cuccinelli was successful in stealing Donald Trump’s delegates in Virginia and tried to do so nationwide.
Anti-Trump delegates disrupted the opening day of the Republican National Convention on Monday in a futile effort to force a vote to change convention rules to allow them to cast votes for someone other than presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a leading supporter of a roll call vote, threw his credentials to the floor and walked out, claiming party leaders rammed through the voice vote in favor of the convention rules.
— USA Today, 7/18/16
It’s unfortunate that President Trump is still not being properly advised as to whom is being brought into his administration as Cuccinelli is just one in a long line of Republican opportunists who’ve been rewarded, despite the damage they caused in 2016.
President Trump plans to install Ken Cuccinelli II as the new director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, placing the conservative activist and former Virginia attorney general at the head of the agency that runs the country’s legal immigration system, administration officials said Friday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has vowed to block Cuccinelli from getting confirmed for any position.
— Washington Post, 5/24/19
‘You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in”