15 February 2008

Mike Sullivan's Nomination To Permanently Head BATF In Further Doubt

The confirmation of US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan as head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) was thrown into further doubt Wednesday, when a republican senator who is blocking the nomination renewed complaints that Sullivan has refused to loosen licensing rules for guns.

" 'I recently received his answers to those questions, and I was disappointed in his responses, so I am going to continue to hold this nominee,' Vitter said in a statement released to the (Boston) Globe. 'The nominee seems to support the ATF's current inadequate policies and exhibits a lack of willingness to address these problems.' "

Gridlock is good.

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