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Clinton doesn’t get confirmed today, has words with John Cornyn

Clinton doesn’t get confirmed today, has words with John Cornyn

Although the Senate today voted to confirm a variety of other Cabinet nominees by unanimous consent — including now-Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano — Hillary Clinton was left figuratively (in addition to literally) out in the cold. Her unanimous consent vote was delayed by John Cornyn’s machinations, so Harry Reid will be having a full Senate vote on the nomination tomorrow.

Glenn Thrush of Politico reports that Cornyn and Clinton had "a fairly heated (that is to say, intense but cordial) discussion" in the Capitol today, a characterization that Cornyn’s staff disputes, but which sounds as right to us as it does to Thrush.