Bolton Nomination Update: Senate Vote Delayed

Financial Times: “The nomination of John Bolton for US ambassador to the United Nations appeared in jeopardy yesterday after a Senate committee unexpectedly decided to postpone a vote to allow more time to investigate allegations that he slanted intelligence and abused analysts who disagreed with his conclusions.

The Senate foreign relations committee postponed the vote after George Voinovich, an Ohio Republican, stunned his Republican colleagues by expressing reservations about the appointment of Mr Bolton, the outgoing undersecretary of state for arms control.

“I’ve heard enough today that I don’t feel comfortable about voting for Mr Bolton,” said Mr Voinovich.”