Unwise 'nays'

Posted Friday, Feb. 08, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The U.S. Senate confirmed veteran lawmaker and former presidential candidate John Kerry as secretary of state by a vote of 94 to 3. Two of the three "nay" votes came from the two senators from Texas.

Political logic would dictate that if the vote was going to be overwhelming in favor of the nominee it would be wise to add your vote to confirm. Since our senators chose not to confirm the nominee, would it surprise anyone that when a Texas official needed something from the State Department, they would look the other way?

For years, Sen. John Cornyn has pretended to represent the state of Texas, but actually he has represented the state of the Republican Party. He is the Senate hatchet man for the GOP, and it appears that our junior senator is following in his footsteps.

-- R. Sloan Breneman,

North Richland Hills

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