Sen. Rand Paul Promises To Block Any Nomination of John Bolton
Dec. 12, 2016 (EIRNS)—Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told ABC News on Sunday that he would vote against any appointment for John Bolton in the Trump administration.
"John Bolton doesn’t get it. He still believes in regime change. He’s still a big cheerleader for the Iraq War.... John Bolton is so far out of it and has such a naive understanding of the world.... He should get nowhere close to the State Department if anybody with a sane worldview is in charge,"
Given the ten Republican to nine Democrat make-up of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Rand’s vote could sink Bolton’s nomination, if all Democrats held up against him.
Current press chatter is that Bolton is being considered for the number two spot at State Department, which also requires Senate approval.