Another one of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees is under fire, this time for failing to pay over $15,000 in employee taxes for a domestic worker at his personal residence. Mick Mulvaney, a GOP Congressman from South Carolina who is Trump's nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), told Senators at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, that upon review of his federal tax documents, he discovered that he had failed to pay $15,583.60 in federal taxes for a domestic employee. Although Mulvaney comes to the Senate confirmation hearings with Trump's highest recommendations, he still could be rejected because of his tax payment oversight.

Millions losing health care

Over 18 million Americans are slated to lose their health care because of the anticipated repeal of Obamacare. Mulvaney's problems could not have emerged at a worst time for the GOP politically speaking, as many observers see it.

Mulvaney's record in Congress

Mulvaney has served in Congress since 2011 and he has had a rather uneventful Congressional career to date. His career was touched by scandal when he was accused of involvement in the Edenmoor Real Estate Development deal in Lancaster County, South Carolina came to light. Mulvaney was accused of profiting off of a $30 million deal involving the now defunct real estate company.

Mulvaney came out against the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which capped federal spending for Fiscal Year 2014 and 2015.

Although the bill capped spending, it did not lower the federal budget and actually increased federal spending by $45 billion.

Mulvaney's one last major act in Congress was to endorse Senator Rand Paul, (R, Ky.), in his bid for the presidency in 2016. Paul was eliminated early in the race and Trump, whose "repeal Obamacare" stance could result in the loss of medical care for over 18 million Americans, eventually won the GOP nomination and later the presidency itself.

Another Trump Cabinet pick problem

Trump's nominee for Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, also is facing scrutiny because he admitted to firing an employee who was unable to provide documentation that she legally resides in the South Carolina county in which she claims legal residence. Ross claimed that after checking into the employee's residence thoroughly, he was unable to confirm her legal residence.

Adam Schiff threatens "vigorous action"

Meanwhile, one of Mulvaney's Democratic Party colleagues in the House has promised to take "vigorous action" against Trump if he reverses sanctions imposed on Russia for its involvement in the WikiLeaks email scandal that ruined the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton. Adam Schiff, (D, Calif.), will be keeping an eagle's eye on everything Trump does throughout his presidency and leaving not one stone unturned.

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