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Ted Cruz to block State Dept.
nominees until IG nominated

Politico, by Burgess Everett

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Posted By:ScarletPimpernel, 7/23/2014 7:27:50 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday he will hold up all presidential nominees for the State Department until President Barack Obama nominates an inspector general for the department. The Texas Republican said that the attacks on Americans in Benghazi as well as overspending in overseas conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq underscore the need for Obama to select a watchdog to the State Department, which has been missing a permanent IG since Obama assumed the presidency in 2009. “The position has been vacant for almost 2,000 days. This is a crucial oversight position and should be a priority for an agency facing

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 7/23/2014 7:32:32 PM     (No. 9937250)

I think he should put a hold on State Dept nominees period. With Kerry at the helm it´s best to let the ship sink.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/23/2014 7:38:49 PM     (No. 9937254)

Why is it always Ted Cruz who is standing? Answer that question and you will grasp why the Tea Party is FED UP!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 7/23/2014 7:40:27 PM     (No. 9937257)

Between Hitlery and Jon Carey, State is a disaster. Cruz is doing th country a favor by putting holds on anyone nominated for State. Its so dysfunctional now that letting it fail do to inattention is a bonus for Americans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/23/2014 7:59:54 PM     (No. 9937276)

Does Mitch McConnell do anything besides
back-stab?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/23/2014 8:20:03 PM     (No. 9937287)

Can it wait until after the vacay ? /s

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/24/2014 12:14:08 AM     (No. 9937508)

Hillary doesn´t want the 6 billion lost/misplaced/spent funds located.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/24/2014 2:27:07 AM     (No. 9937559)

Yes #2 and we were told that "freshman" Senators have to wait their turn to really get things done. Senator Cruz works very hard, never missing an opportunity to fight the tyranny of the Obama administration. FYI, since media did not cover it, Senator Cruz was also at the CUFI Washington D.C. Summit earlier this week. He attended our Night To Honor Israel, gave a rousing speech at a daytime prayer event and spent a lot of his valuable time talking with the nearly thousand college-age CUFI members. (CUFI-Christians United For Israel)

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