Bolton Senate approval predicted by small margin David Shucosky at 10:27 AM ET
[JURIST] Speaking at a UN press conference [RealPlayer audio] Monday Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said that the US Senate would confirm John Bolton [JURIST news archive] as the new US ambassador to the UN by the "tiniest" of margins. Bolton, a vocal critic of the United Nations, has had a vote on his appointment delayed twice amidst accusations from Senate Democrats [JURIST report] that he is unfit for a diplomatic position. Bolton's nomination arrived in the Senate without a full committee endorsement [JURIST report], and Leahy said the Senate approval margin would be the smallest ever for the position. Reuters has more.
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