From Mattis through Rosenstein, twenty-one confirmation votes have occurred on the Senate floor, filling every major Cabinet position but the Secretary of Labor (to be held by week’s end), a Supreme Court seat, and our Ambassador to the United Nations. Over a third of the Senate faces re-election this or next year (a special will be held in Alabama in December), and here is how each of these members have voted so far:
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin remains the most “Trump-friendly” Democrat, if you want to phrase things that way: he’s only opposed four of the President’s nominees so far. North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp isn’t far behind, supporting all but five nominees. The most opposing Senator remains New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand. To date, she has only supported two nominees: Nikki Haley for the UN and David Shulkin for the VA.