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Another GOP Win: TSA Nominee Withdraws

In the Senate, a nominee for a crucial security agency right after an attempted terror attack can be blocked by a single legislator from the minority party

Gordon Dickerson
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jan 20, 2010

In the Senate, a nominee for a crucial security agency right after an attempted terror attack can be blocked by a single legislator from the minority party because he has a problem not with the nominee but with organized labor. Sensing the possibility to deal a political setback to the president — again, without contesting the nominee’s credentials to run the agency — others can glom on, shifting their pretexts for obstruction. All of this is entirely commensurate with the rules of a supermajoritarian senate. And now President Obama’s nominee, Erroll Southers, won’t be head of the Transportation Security Agencywithout so much as an angry word from a Senate Democrat.

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