Brewtown Politico

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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has delayed for three weeks a vote on the nomination of John Bolton to be United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) indicated he would not support moving the nomination to the full Senate today after new allegations surfaced about Bolton's conduct while working as legal counsel for a private contractor in Kyrgystan. These are only allegations at this point, but the Committee ought to allocate time to investigate them before moving Bolton's nomination forward for this high profile position.

Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) has also voiced reservations about Bolton's nomination. A member of Hagel's staff, Rexon Ryu, actually testified against Bolton at the hearings.


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