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9.08.2006

Bolton nomination dead?

After Sen. Lincoln Chafee pulled his support for the nomination of John Bolton to continue to serve as US Ambassador to the UN, it appears there won't be a vote in the forseeable future, if ever. At the Washington Note, Steve Clemons posts that the nomination appears to be dead.

After the Senate didn't support Bolton's nomination in 2004, the president appointed Bolton as a recess appointment meaning his term expires at the end of this year unless the Senate supports him.

Chafee is in a tough primary battle to save his job in Rhode Island. If Republicans end up supporting Steve Laffey, it would almost certainly result in the Democrats picking up the seat in November.

3 Comments:

At 9/09/2006 02:53:00 PM, Anonymous thoughtfulconservative said...

So what exactly is the difference between Chafee and a Democrat?

 
At 9/10/2006 11:34:00 AM, Blogger Scott said...

Well, for one, the fact that he caucuses with Republicans helps them keep a majority. ;)

On issues though, he votes with Republicans a lot when it comes to things like free trade agreements and judicial nominations (voting for both John Roberts and Samuel Alito).

 
At 9/12/2006 12:11:00 AM, Anonymous TC said...

Oh, in that case, I guess we can keep him then ;^)

 

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