SWAMP THING: Senate Confirms Steve Mnuchin

McClatchy reports:

The Senate confirmed Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary in a vote Monday evening, adding the former Goldman Sachs executive to President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The 53-47 vote, which fell largely along party lines, makes Mnuchin the 10th of Trump’s Cabinet nominees to be confirmed in three weeks. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) was the only Democrat to support the nomination. No Republican voted against Mnuchin.

David Shulkin, Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, was also confirmed Monday night by a vote of 100-00. Both will be sworn in Monday night. Democrats in the Senate attacked Mnuchin’s Wall Street record, but the former financier’s confirmation battle was notably less confrontational than those of his fellow Cabinet secretaries.