WASHINGTON— The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to vote early next week on John Brennan’s nomination to be director of the CIA,the panel’s leaders said Thursday.
The Democratic leader of the committee had hoped to hold the vote Thursday. But Sen. Saxby Chambliss,R-Ga.,the committee’s vice chairman,said consideration of Brennan’s nomination was delayed because he and other committee members had not received all the material they’d requested from the White House about lethal drone strikes against terror suspects and the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi,Libya.
“Once we get the documents,we’re actually getting what we want,” Chambliss said. “But it’s just been slow in coming.”
The committee’s chairwoman,Sen. Dianne Feinstein,D-Calif.,and Chambliss said the intelligence committee is slated to vote Tuesday on Brennan’s bid to lead the spy agency. Feinstein said she believes the panel will approve the Brennan’s nomination for a vote by the full Senate.
Brennan is currently working as President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser in the White House.
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