Bush pushing for Bolton vote
Who didn't see this one coming.
CNN is reporting that Bolton's nomination has been re-submitted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, "in an effort to get it considered during the lame duck session," according to a Congressional source.Thankfully, Senator Chris Dodd isn't having any of it.
At this afternoon's press conference, Snow announced that during a breakfast this morning, Republican leaders had discussed plans to push Bolton through before Democrats take over.
"The President should immediately rethink this nomination," suggested Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) in a statement released to RAW STORY. "But if he doesn't, I intend to make every effort to ensure that this nomination doesn’t get approved."
UPDATE: Well it didn't take long to kill that idea.
Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., who was defeated by Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse on Tuesday, told reporters in Rhode Island on Thursday that he would continue opposing Bolton. That would deny Republicans the votes they would need to move Bolton's nomination from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to the full Senate.Without Chaffee's support, Bolton's nomination is dead.
"The American people have spoken out against the president's agenda on a number of fronts, and presumably one of those is on foreign policy," Chafee said. "And at this late stage in my term, I'm not going to endorse something the American people have spoke out against."