Ted Cruz to Block State Dept. Nominees Until Inspector General Nominated

Ted Cruz to Block State Dept. Nominees Until Inspector General Nominated

By BURGESS EVERETT | Via -Politico Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday he will hold up all presidential nominees for the State Department until President Barack Obama nominates an inspector general for the department. The Texas Republican said that the attacks on Americans in Benghazi as well as overspending in overseas conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq underscore the need for Obama to select a watchdog to the State Department, which has been missing a permanent IG since Obama assumed the presidency in 2009. “The position has been vacant for almost 2,000 days. This is a crucial oversight … [Read more...]