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Response to Kath1 (Original post)

Mon Jan 5, 2015, 08:02 AM

1. Before we get the flurry of 'Why did Obama nominate this guy?'

I wondered that too, until I looked at Sen Saxby Chambliss' role in the whole.
As a Senator from Georgia he can put holds on nominees from his state
Sen Chambliss put him on the list of names he'd approve of going forward. By putting his name as one of the nominees, all Obama's nominees would get the okay to move forward.
Chambliss never insisted they all get approved, just that they get submitted.
He failed to get approved. The White House won't resubmit.
The others got hearings and voted on

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