Senator Burr stalls Duckworth’s nomination

Source AP Senator stalls Duckworth’s nomination courtesy of Reverend Allyson Robinson via twitter who wishes to express her disappointment that Senator Richard Burr stalled Tammy Duckworth’s nomination.

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee didn’t vote on the nomination Thursday because North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr asked that the panel hold off. Burr, the top Republican on the committee, wants Duckworth and the White House to answer some of his questions. Burr’s spokesman, David Ward, would not say on Friday what the questions concerned.

“The committee chairman, Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, called it a “disappointing setback.”

“Tammy Duckworth is a talented and qualified nominee who has already given so much for her country and the veterans she serves,” Akaka said.”

“Duckworth, a major in the Illinois National Guard, lost both her legs and partial use of one arm in a rocket-propelled grenade attack in 2004. She ran for Congress in 2006, but lost.”

Senator stalls Duckworth’s nomination

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