Cornyn May Delay Clinton Confirmation

Texas Republican unsatisfied with oversight of Bill's foundation
By Gabriel Winant,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2009 9:37 AM CST
Cornyn May Delay Clinton Confirmation
Former President Bill Clinton addresses the annual winter meeting of the US Conference of Mayors in Washington, Monday, Jan. 19, 2009.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Easy confirmation is supposed to be a perk of appointing a senator well-liked by her peers. But John Cornyn of Texas is threatening to hold up a unanimous-consent agreement on confirming Clinton as secretary of State, Politico reports. Cornyn isn’t satisfied with Clinton’s proposal for oversight of her husband’s charitable foundation and has asked for revisions. “It’s his hope they’ll meet him halfway,” says a spokeswoman. If not, confirmation could get delayed until tomorrow. (Read more John Cornyn stories.)

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