Skip to comments.Senate panel expected to vote on DHS nominee over Republican objections
Posted on 12/10/2013 6:36:30 PM PST by markomalley
Two Republican senators ratcheted up their objections Tuesday to the Obama administrations nominee for the No. 2 job at the Department of Homeland Security, saying he should not be confirmed because of an ongoing internal probe.
The nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas, is expected to be approved Wednesday on a party-line vote in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. His name would then go to the Senate floor, and he could be one of the first Cabinet nominees considered under new Senate rules that permit confirmation with a majority vote.
But in a letter to Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.), the committee chairman, Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Tom Coburn (Okla.) said their objections remain to Mayorkass confirmation because of an ongoing inquiry by the Department of Homeland Securitys inspector general.
The investigation focuses on allegations that Mayorkas mismanaged the operation of a visa program for wealthy foreign investors. He denies the charges.
The program, known as EB-5, is intended to help create jobs by granting visas to foreign nationals who invest in the United States. The program is under constant pressure for speedy consideration of applicants from businesses, including one partly owned by Terry McAuliffe, the newly elected governor of Virginia.
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The RATS should let the IG finish the investigation.
Because, if he is approved and then the IG finds wrongdoing, you know what will happen: N.O.T.H.I.N.G.
What do Republican objections matter? The “nuclear option” has been detonated. You know, the one that the Dims proposed doing under Clinton, then demonized the Republicans for suggesting under Bush. BTW, Bush never got in 8 years anything close to the number of successful conformations that El-Presidente got in his first four. But yes, that “nuclear option” that is just fine now....
pipe dream, I know..
Writing a letter to Tom Carper is like asking a monkey to write a Shakespearean sonnet. He indeed has a mind like a steel trap - closed and cold.
Anyway, what’s one more criminal in this regime?