McCaskill: ‘Nuts’ to hold up Southers’s confirmation



“This is the right guy for the job,” McCaskill said. “With all due respect, this is nuts holding him up over whether or not somebody’s going to be able to bargain for a better benefit.”

DeMint expressed worries that the nominee, Errol Southers, would push for collective bargaining, saying such a move would “bring the security concerns of TSA under the authority of union bosses.”

He also said, “the president has demonstrated some problems with the vetting process with other nominees.”

McCaskill shot back: “Playing games with the process - all it’s doing is hurting the traveling public because the most important front-line agency to protect Americans right now on flights is being held up over political stuff.”

“This man will get confirmed, and he’ll get confirmed by a wide margin,” McCaskill predicted.


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