Wednesday, February 11, 2009

McCaskill Votes Against Obama's Pick For Pentagon Deputy

The U.S. Senate confirmed William Lynn Wednesday as Deputy Secretary of Defense, with Sen. Claire McCaskill casting one of just four "no" votes.
McCaskill had raised concerns that Lynn recently worked as a registered lobbyist for a major defense contractor. President Obama waived his own ethics rules restricting lobbyist involvement in his administration, so Lynn could serve.
McCaskill was the only Democrat to oppose Lynn.
The three Republicans who voted "no" were Sen. Charles Grassley, Sen. Tom Coburn and Sen. John Cornyn.

1 comment:

boyd said...

McCaskill is the most ambitious senator in my life time. This was a very smart move,(throw a meatless bone to the conservatives) with no worry about the outcome.