Thursday, July 20, 2006

Voinovich drys tears and supports Bolton

George Voinovich writes in the WaPo today that he will support the nomination of John Bolton as US Ambassador to the UN. Bolton is currenlty serving on a recess appointment that will expire when the Senate adjourns this fall. In order for Bolton to continue serving, GW Bush must renominate him and the Senate must confirm him.

Says Voinovich:

For me or my colleagues in the Senate to now question a possible renomination would jeopardize our influence in the United Nations and encourage those who oppose the United States to make Bolton the issue, thereby undermining our policies and agenda.

Should the president send his renomination to the Senate, I will vote to confirm him, and I call on my Democratic colleagues to keep in mind the current situation in the Middle East and the rest of the world should the Senate have an opportunity to vote. I do not believe the United States, at this dangerous time, can afford to have a U.N. ambassador who does not have Congress's full support.

2 Comments:

Blogger bubba said...

Redemption....What a concept!

7/20/2006  
Blogger Glenn said...

While I'm glad Voinovich has seen the light, his decision to oppose Bolton in an emotive rathter than a stately fashion is a big reason Bush was forced into the recess appointment and renomination is necessary.

7/20/2006  

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