Lindsey goes all drama queen over national security nominees
So instead of an orderly transition of the U.S. Cabinet, we get Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-Closetcase) threatening to place a hold on Hagel and Brennan's confirmation votes because, Benghazi. Again. After weeks of investigation and floor hearings. Lindsey is not sure he knows everything yet. Lindsey needs to know all the things.
Thus, it appears we have our answer to the question Mitch McConnell evaded recently. McConnell claimed he wasn't sure Senate GOPers would filibuster Hagel. Days later, they announce they're blocking both NatSec noms.
Same Republicans who are wailing about defense cuts in the sequester going to bring us all to doom are refusing to allow an up or down vote on the Secretary of Defense and the Director of the CIA. Maybe one of our insider journos could ask them why they think leaving the top administrative positions in those defense departments unstaffed is any less a threat to national security.