Skip to comments.Sen. Ted Cruz To Continue Blocking Appointees Until FAA Drops Flight Ban To Israel
Posted on 07/25/2014 8:05:32 AM PDT by cotton1706
Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The State Department criticized the Republican lawmaker.
Cruz said he wouldn't release the holds until the Obama administration answers his questions about the FAA's prohibition, which went into effect Tuesday after a rocket landed about a mile from the Tel Aviv airport. The FAA ended the ban late Wednesday, after Cruz accused President Barack Obama of imposing an economic boycott of Israel while it is fighting the militant group Hamas in Gaza.
"There are still serious questions as to the decision-making that went in to the ban on flights and whether it was driven by political consideration at the White House or by objective expert opinion at the agency," the Texas senator said Thursday.
Obama said in an interview on CNBC Thursday that decisions on airline safety are not made on the basis of politics or alliances. He noted the FAA ban came on the heels of last week's downing of a passenger jet by a missile in eastern Ukraine.
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About time for McCain to begin spouting off I imagine.
I think McCain is not going to enter the Via FAA.
All these guys know Senator Cruz doesn’t let go the insults to our rule of law. He’s just one person in a sea of corruption, but no one thinks he’s going to lose in a battle of wits where slander is used
Indeed I like the way he thinks and works.