Tie Vote On Sohn Reported To Full Senate


Just past 10am Eastern on Thursday, Members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee stopped their activities, stood in unison, and applauded at length.

It wasn’t for any of the 10 presidential nominees up for a Committee vote, including Gigi B. Sohn, but rather for Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N. Mex.). The Senator is recovering swiftly from suffering a stroke, which delayed the vote on Sohn.

Sohn’s nomination remained contentious right up to the vote, and Luján’s vote proved to be the decisive one for the nominee, with an expected tie the outcome.

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