Hawley Blocks Quick Vote On Biden DHS Sec Nominee

The Washington Post reports:

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) blocked the Senate from giving Biden’s choice for homeland security secretary a quick confirmation, forcing him to go through the full committee vetting process, because of Hawley’s objections to Biden’s immigration policies.

There was a desire to have Alejandro N. Mayorkas in place quickly because of the importance of the post.

Hawley — who led the effort to challenge the electoral college results earlier this month before a mob attacked the Capitol — said he held up Mayorkas’s nomination because he opposed Biden’s proposal to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws.

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