NewsCommunityVista SemanalLocal


Grassley vows to block Trump nominees over watchdog firings

Posted at 7:04 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 20:04:35-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says he is blocking two Trump administration nominees until the White House provides adequate reasons for the recent termination of two inspectors general.

The Iowa senator is a longtime advocate for the watchdog role of inspectors general.

He pledged to block Senate consideration of Christopher Miller to be director of the National Counterterrorism Center and Marshall Billingslea to be undersecretary of state for arms control and international security.

Grassley has been seeking answers on President Donald Trump’s recent firings of several inspectors general, including Michael Atkinson, inspector general for the intelligence community, and State Department Inspector General Steve Linick.