Thune’s Simington Anxiety: O’Rielly Successor Vote Unlikely


Across the Nation’s Capital, there’s been weeks of chatter among the cognoscenti that any Senate vote on a successor to embattled Republican FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly would be far from likely before the 2020 U.S. presidential election — let alone in this Congressional term.

Now, with all eyes on a controversial and expected White House nomination of the Supreme Court successor to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg likely reaching the Senate this week, a key Republican Senate leader, John Thune, has expressed doubts that moving forward with a vote on O’Rielly’s replacement is in the cards.

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