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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Panel Sends Bolton Nomination to Senate

This may have been a slap at the President, but I doubt if a Republican majority Senate would say no to this nomination like Voinovich thinks, but we shall wait and see.

WASHINGTON - A divided Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday sent the nomination of John Bolton to be U.N. ambassador to the full Senate. But it took the rare step of refusing to endorse the blunt-speaking conservative.

All 10 Republicans voted to send the nomination to the floor. All eight Democrats voted no.

Voinovich told reporters he would vote against Bolton in the full Senate. Will Bolton win eventual confirmation? "I have every faith in my colleagues. No one really is excited about him. We'll see what happens," he said.

He said he hoped the full Senate, where Republicans hold a 55-45 majority, would reject the nomination.

"What message are we sending to the world community?" Voinovich asked

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