GOP senators oppose choice of nominee for Iraq envoy
June 14th, 2012
07:35 AM ET
6 years ago

GOP senators oppose choice of nominee for Iraq envoy

Washington (CNN) - Six Republican senators are recommending Brett McGurk's name be withdrawn from consideration for the Iraq ambassador post a week after racy emails emerged suggesting he allegedly had an affair with a reporter.

"Recent information has surfaced to call into question the prudence of moving forward with the nominee at this time," said the letter to President Barack Obama signed by six GOP members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


Filed under: Congress • Iraq
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. s

    Who cares, she we look at congress and how many affairs are currently going on

    June 14, 2012 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Instead of all this, favor us, stop bringing thousands of India guys to USA....fake resumes, fake medical college diplomas,
    Capitation fee engineering and medical college degrees....nation needs to stop it.

    June 14, 2012 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    ►GOP senators oppose choice of nominee for Iraq envoy◄
    Oh, but it was OKAY for the governor of SC to stay in office after his rendezvous with his mistress and his little joys
    The GOP is for ANYTHING but creating JOBS – What a bunch of SNOBS!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    June 14, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    until the details (was he married during the event) are known, keep your noses out. They are also married now so....... The GOP is just SOOOOO righteous in keeping marital fidelity that they are the lone voice in moral matters such as this.....

    June 14, 2012 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  5. mctampa

    Of course they do, they oppose everything and get nothing done. The entire tea party needs to be voted out. If you did not come to washington to compromise, you did not come to washinton to govern.

    June 14, 2012 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  6. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Maybe the GOP would like him better if he hung around Mens Rooms?

    June 14, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    from the article:

    "...The messages are purportedly from 2008 between Brett McGurk, a top adviser on Iraq to then-President George W. Bush, and reporter Gina Chon. The pair later married...."
    So what. What business is it of Republican Senators what two consenting adults do? GOTP obstructionism at work. These guys are acting like the thought police, which is something we know conservatives like to do to themselves.

    June 14, 2012 09:12 am at 9:12 am |