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Clinton confirmation held up by Cornyn

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s confirmation is being held up for at least a day because of the objections of one senator, the Associated Press reports. The story says Cornyn “is blocking a unanimous vote on Clinton for Tuesday because he is not satisfied with Clinton’s responses to concerns over foreign donations to her husband Bill Clinton’s foundation, his office said.”

The AP said, “Cornyn’s spokesman Kevin Mclaughlin said the senator is not trying to block her confirmation, but is seeking more debate on the donation issue. Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Harry Reid, D-Nev., said that if a voice vote is blocked there will be a roll call vote Wednesday. He predicted that “she will receive overwhelming bipartisan support at that time.”

The Senate plans to confirm several Cabinet nominees by unanimous vote later today.

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