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Graham Vows to Block Obama Nominees Over Benghazi Attack
« on: October 28, 2013, 03:16:39 PM »
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-28/graham-vows-to-block-obama-nominees-over-benghazi-attack.html

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Senator Lindsey Graham vowed to block President Barack Obama’s nominees unless lawmakers hear from survivors of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Graham, a South Carolina Republican, has criticized the administration’s handling of the attack, which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. On Fox News today, Graham said he would “block every appointment in the United States Senate until the survivors are being made available to the Congress.”

We need to get to the bottom of this,” Graham said, commenting on a CBS News’s “60 Minutes” report on the Libya attack last night.

The Senate may soon consider the nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve. An aide to Senator Rand Paul said Oct. 25 that the Kentucky Republican was considering whether to block Yellen’s nomination unless he can get a vote on his bill to require regular audits of the Fed’s operations.

Paul and Graham couldn’t on their own stop the confirmation of any nominee. It takes 41 senators to block a nomination. Without those votes, lawmakers could still delay consideration for several days.

Nominations pending before the Senate include those of Representative Mel Watt of North Carolina to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to be a member of the International Monetary Fund’s board of governors and three candidates to sit on the Federal Communications Commission.

Graham’s comments underscore the tensions between Senate Republicans and the White House over Obama’s nominees. A last-minute deal in July averted a partisan showdown and paved the way to confirm Obama’s nominees to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Labor and the Environmental Protection Agency and members of the National Labor Relations Board.


Gee one would think Gramersy is up for re-election.   :smokin:


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Re: Graham Vows to Block Obama Nominees Over Benghazi Attack
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 03:35:03 PM »
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-28/graham-vows-to-block-obama-nominees-over-benghazi-attack.html

Gee one would think Gramersy is up for re-election.   :smokin:


Yeah, he turns into a conservative from South Carolina every six years or so...
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Re: Graham Vows to Block Obama Nominees Over Benghazi Attack
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 04:31:02 PM »
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Gee one would think Gramersy is up for re-election

Imagine that!

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Re: Graham Vows to Block Obama Nominees Over Benghazi Attack
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 04:40:15 PM »
That is all he ever does - threatens. He threatened to block Sotomayor and Kagan and then voted for them.  He's all hat and no cattle.
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Re: Graham Vows to Block Obama Nominees Over Benghazi Attack
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013, 05:02:56 PM »
That is all he ever does - threatens. He threatened to block Sotomayor and Kagan and then voted for them.  He's all hat and no cattle.

As we used to say in the Navy, "he has an alligator mouth and a humming bird *sshole. :troll:
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