Brennan's Intelligence committee vote delayed
February 27th, 2013
07:03 PM ET
7 years ago

Brennan's Intelligence committee vote delayed

(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.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Randy, San Francisco

    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?

    February 27, 2013 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  2. cbr

    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.

    February 27, 2013 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    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.

    February 27, 2013 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  4. NameBlueAlliance

    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.

    February 27, 2013 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  5. John

    It's a Urban Legend, there's NO INTELLIGENCE in the Senate

    February 28, 2013 05:54 am at 5:54 am |