A New York Senator recently bit off a bit more than she could chew after getting a few moments to hurl questions at General James Mattis. Unfortunately for the smug Democrat, things would go wrong the moment she began to mouth off – and that’s about the time she learned how he got the name “Mad Dog.”
The incident took place on Thursday during Mattis’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense as politicians got to question the man on the issues they felt were most important. Before long, it was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-New York) turn, and she immediately tried going for the jugular.
Of course, Democrats aren’t going to like anyone Donald Trump nominates for a position, so it resulted in a bit of hostility. Targeting Mattis’s position on homosexuals and women in the military, she began asking questions with the hopes of backing the man into a corner – but things wouldn’t quite work out that way:
“Do you believe that allowing LGBT Americans to serve in the military or women in combat is undermining our lethality?” Gillibrand asked.
“Frankly, senator, I’ve never cared much about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with,” he replied.
Gillibrand pressed, “So the answer is no?”
“Senator, my concern is on the readiness of the force to fight and to make certain it’s at the top of its game,” Mattis said. [Source: BizPac Review]
Basically, James “Mad Dog” Mattis put the woman in her place with a response that literally no one could argue with. However, that didn’t stop Ms. Gillibrand as she then sought to get an official “yes or no” answer out of him.
“For the record, I’d like, in writing whether you believe gender or –” the Senator said before quickly being interrupted by the Chairman of the Senate Arms Services Committee, Sen. John McCain. “The senator’s time has expired,” McCain said, ensuring that no one else would go over their time limits. “Please adhere to the rules of the Senate.”
The fact of the matter here is that “Mad Dog” Mattis isn’t exactly a man you want to cross. Not only has he perfected the art of killing, he’s also well versed in politics, making questions like this easy to answer. In the end, Mattis was confirmed as Secretary of Defense despite Gillibrand’s best attempt to stop the process. Liberals better get used to that feeling. They’re not going to be getting their way for a long time.