(CNN) - The Senate Intelligence Committee vote on the nomination of John Brennan as CIA director is expected to take place Tuesday, a congressional aide said. The vote had originally been planned for Thursday.
John Brennan, Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, is under consideration by the Senate to become the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The president nominated him to the post last month.
In his hearings before the committee nearly three weeks ago, Democrats on the mostly grilled Brennan about his knowledge of the CIA's controversial interrogation and detention program and the lethal targeting of suspected terrorists. Republicans tended to focus on leaks of secret information about counterterrorism activities.
Republican/Tea Partiers are doing a flip flop on CIA interrogation and detention programs. Didn't they consider it patriotic to support such programs under the Bush Administration?
It is the Senate's responsibility to vote to approve Cabinet members and other administration officials, In true obstructionist fashion they are delaying the vote leaving some departments under siege for one reason or another. The latest is the refusal to vote for candidates unless the White House answers the questions of one of the Senators. Generally it is not related to the vote at hand.
One might call it bullying. It certainly is causes problems when a department does not have a leader. The next step is to complain about the man/woman being voted on. Of course some nominees are voted on more quickly for favored Presidents.
I don't understand what the GOP objects to at this point. All the Bengazi information has been given to them. If they wanted a better result then they should be a part of the intelligence agencies getting the information.
The GOP will stall all of Obama's nominations because they can. Anything or anyone associated with Obama is suspect! This is hatred out of control, and racially motivated.
It's a Urban Legend, there's NO INTELLIGENCE in the Senate