BREAKING NEWS ~ Bolton nomination sent to full Senate without endorsemenet

BREAKING NEWS ~ Bolton nomination sent to full Senate without endorsemenet

[JURIST] The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has voted 10-8 to send John Bolton's nomination for US ambassador to the UN to the full Senate, but without committee endorsement. The move follows a refusal earlier today [JURIST report] by Ohio Republican Senator George Voinovich to support Bolton's nomination as had been expected.

3:45 PM ET – The White House says it expects Bolton to have enough votes in the full Senate to be confirmed, but the lack of any endorsement from the Committee after a belabored process of deliberation over two months arguably hobbles the nomination. AP now has more, plus selected quotes from Friday's hearing.