My first part dealt with one of Trump's campaign promise to drain the swamp, but with the people he placed in the cabinet is more like filling the swamp with sharks instead of draining the swamp. He also placed in the different cabinet levels are people who are directly opposed to the department they were put in charge of, or were out to destroy the cabinet left in the charge. The previous post I talked about the "Washington Outsiders" and their role in Trump's cabinet. This post I will talk about the"Republican Insiders", and their role in Trump's cabinet.
Mr. Trump has chosen several people for cabinet posts who are deeply grounded in Washington or the Republican mainstream and have experience in the policy areas like health care that he has said he will prioritize.
Elaine L. Chao - Transportation Secretary
Ms. Chao, the secretary of labor under George W. Bush who is married to the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, is an experienced policy maker who will be key in executing Mr. Trump’s infrastructure initiatives.
Nikki R. Haley - U.N. ambassador
While little is known about Ms. Haley’s foreign policy views, she is a mainstream Republican who has expressed support for free markets and global trade, signed a state law to stop a pro-Palestinian disinvestment campaign against Israel and describes herself as “pro-life.”
Donald F. McGahn II - White House Counsel
Mr. McGahn, a Washington lawyer who was the general counsel for Mr. Trump’s campaign, served on the Federal Election Commission for five years and is known as a combative figure who pushed to deregulate campaign finance and election laws.
Rick Perry - Energy Secretary
Mr. Perry served as governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015. While seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2011, he proposed getting rid of the Energy Department, which he is now poised to lead.
Mike Pompeo - C.I.A. Director
Mr. Pompeo, a Republican congressman from Kansas, supports returning to the bulk collection of Americans’ domestic calling records and opposes President Obama’s decisions to close C.I.A. black-site prisons and to require government interrogators to strictly adhere to the rules of the Army Field Manual.
Tom Price - Health and Human Services Secretary
The physician and six-term Republican congressman from Georgia is a fierce opponent of the Affordable Care Act and has long prepared for how to take apart and replace the law. Mr. Price is also deeply knowledgeable about the Medicare system that he will oversee, though he has been criticized by Democrats as being too far on the side of doctors.
Reince Priebus - White House Chief of Staff
While Mr. Priebus has never held public office, he has served as the chairman of the Republican National Committee since 2011 and is seen as a deal maker who is close to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, with whom Mr. Trump has had a rocky relationship.
Scott Pruitt - E.P.A. Administrator
The Oklahoma attorney general, a Republican, has worked closely with oil and gas companies to fight against the Obama administration’s climate regulations, including those aimed at requiring power plants to significantly reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.
Jeff Sessions - Attorney General
The four-term senator from Alabama, who previously served as a Justice Department prosecutor for almost 15 years, shares Mr. Trump’s preferences for strict immigration enforcement and tough-on-crime measures.