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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:06 PM

Senate Dems want Pruitt vote delayed over emails

Source: The Hill

Senate Democrats want to delay a vote on President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominee due to a pending court case regarding email records.

Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee, led by Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), said that emails that Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office is likely to release publicly soon may be important in considering his nomination.

“Granting this request — to schedule consideration of Mr. Pruitt’s nomination at a time that permits Senators to receive and review the information we previously requested — is compelled, in our view, by the Senate’s obligation to provide advice and consent on Mr. Pruitt’s nomination,” the Democrats wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “These records are needed for the Senate to evaluate Mr. Pruitt’s suitability to serve in the position for which he has been nominated.”

McConnell on Monday teed up a vote in the full Senate on Pruitt’s nomination. That vote will likely happen sometime this week.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/319433-senate-dems-want-pruitt-vote-delayed-over-emails

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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:08 PM

1. But .....HIS emails!!

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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 12:15 PM

2. I think all the remaining nominees should be delayed until

there is a both a compete vetting of those nominees and their fitness for the office to which they have been nominated and a complete, impartial investigation of the events and circumstances surrounding the Russian influence into our election.

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