Senator Cornyn, what the heck?
Late yesterday afternoon, the Senate voted 94-2 to confirm Hillary as SoS. An objection by Senator Cornyn prevented the vote from taking place on inauguration day with several others. Demint and Vitter voted nay; all other Republicans were present and voted yea.
Then a couple hours later Sen. Cornyn sent the following email blast. If you didn’t get the “full and open debate” you said was needed, why in the heck did you vote for her confirmation?
Yesterday I requested a full and open debate regarding the nomination of Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. The accepting of foreign donations by the William J. Clinton Foundation may provide possible conflicts of interest for Senator Clinton as she serves the American people. In trying times like these, it is crucial that our government be transparent to ensure that our officials are held accountable. This nomination was far too critical not to be discussed openly. Following today’s vote, I will continue working to ensure transparency transcends partisan politics and the American people are given answers to tough questions.