Barbara Boxer Objects. . .Things Stall Momentarily for Bolton, but Only Temporarily


Senator Barbara Boxer has now objected to the Senate going into recess while other Senate Commitees meet.
That means that Boxer’s action is forcing other Senators to vote on whether to go into recess or not. The Republicans will win by majority vote. And then the Senate will go into recess.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will then still be able to proceed with its scheduled business meeting at 2:15 p.m.
This is highly, highly unusual — and demonstrates the lengths the Republican leadership seems willing to go to ram this nomination of John Bolton down the gullet of America.
What is in those NSA intercepts? I’m with Senator Chris Dodd on this.
What are they trying to hide?
More later.
— Steve Clemons