U.S. Senate Confirms CIA Director Nominee John Brennan By Vote of 63 to 34

by Colonel on March 7, 2013

“After an epic filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul that lasted into the early morning hours, the Senate voted this afternoon to confirm the nomination of John Brennan as the country’s next Central Intelligence Agency director.

As Mark reported, Attorney General Eric Holder sent a very short letter to Paul in the early afternoon.

A few hours later, on the floor of the Senate, Rand said receiving that “explicit answer” made the “entire battle … worthwhile.”

Brennan’s nomination was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. The Senate voted in favor of the nomination 63 to 34.

Brennan served as President Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor. Under George Bush, he served as the interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

” — Eyder Peralta, Copyright 2013 NPR

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