Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he may hold up Sen. Hillary’s Clinton nomination to be U.S. secretary of state if his concerns about foreign donations to the William J. Clinton Foundation are not resolved, Reuters reports.
“Senator Cornyn is a strong proponent of complete transparency and has fought for as much throughout his time in office. He is keeping all of his options on the table,” his spokesman Kevin McLaughlin was quoted saying.
Cornyn sent a letter to Mrs. Clinton explaining his concerns. “Like many others, I remain deeply troubled that America’s foreign policy and your diplomatic mission will be encumbered by the sweeping global activities of the Clinton Foundation unless tighter foreign fundraising restrictions and transparency protocols are adopted,” he wrote.
Given Democrats’ near-supermajority in the Senate it seems unlikely Hillary Clinton’s confirmation would be delayed more than a few days.
We have done a number of articles on the Clinton Foundation, including our February 2008 profile of the foundation in Foundation Watch and my American Spectator article in November about concerns related to possible conflicts of interest that may exist should Sen. Clinton become President-elect Obama’s secretary of state.