Progressive Caucus: Trump’s Cabinet is a ‘Collection of Stooges’

By Eric Scheiner | December 9, 2016 | 2:20 PM EST

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) speaks during a Congressional Progressive Caucus conference criticizing President-Elect Donald Trump's Cabinet choices.

( - Rep. Jared Huffman (D- Calif.) says President-Elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominations are "the greatest collection of stooges and cronies and misfits we have ever seen in a presidential administration."

Huffman made the statement during a press conference held by the Congressional Progressive Caucus on Thursday.

"With only a few exceptions, the individuals that President-Elect Trump has appointed is the greatest collection of stooges and cronies and misfits we have ever seen in a presidential administration," Huffman said.

"Some of these folks only qualifications for the job they are being appointed for is that they have attempted to dismantle and undermine and destroy the very agencies that they are now hoping to run."

The Congressional Progressive Caucus vowed to fight against most of Trump’s nominees, including Betsy DeVos to the Department of Education, Dr. Ben Carson to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to head the Justice Department.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) said, “It is not just a responsibility, but it is a moral responsibility that we stand up and fight - and that is what the Progressive Caucus is intending to do.”

"Donald Trump, as it has been mentioned, has already been breaking his campaign promises and rather than draining the swamp, he is now filling it up with hungry crocodiles," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).  

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