UPDATE July 22, 2009: WASHINGTON (Fox News) -- President Obama's nominee for
"regulatory czar" has hit a new snag in his Senate confirmation process -- a
"hold" by Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who's says he's not convinced that Harvard
professor Cass Sunstein won't push a radical animal rights agenda, including
new restrictions on agriculture and even hunting.
Senators are permitted "holds" to prevent a vote on a nominee from coming to
the floor. They are often secretive and for very specific reasons.
"Sen. Cornyn finds numerous aspects of Mr. Sunstein's record troubling,
specifically the fact that he wants to establish legal 'rights' for
livestock, wildlife and pets, which would enable animals to file lawsuits in
American courts," the Republican's spokesman, Kevin McLaughlin, said in a
statement to FOXNews.com.
I wrote Mr. Cornyn and letter of THANKS! and contact our own here in Washington State! Please join me in doing the same.....
Have a great day,