Obama to nominate nuclear official that Reid accused of lying

President Obama’s decision to re-nominate Republican Kristine Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission puts him at odds with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), a vocal critic of the nuclear official.

Reid stressed his opposition to Svinicki’s re-nomination at a press conference Thursday and did not say whether he’d allow a floor vote on the nomination.

“[T]hat’s why we have a Congress, and there’ll be hearings held, and we’ll approach that when we have to. That’s just not right now,” he said, pointing to Sen. Dean Heller’s (R-Nev.) opposition to the nomination.



Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.


Previous post

Feds up last week's jobless claims to 388,000

Next post

Secret Service Agent Joked About 'Really Checking' Out Sarah Palin While Assigned to Her

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.