Nothing defines members of congress more accurately than how they vote on key issues. Far more often than not, you’ll find Tom Udall’s votes on the “wrong” side of important bills! Reference supporting article links below.
What This Vote Does:
This vote confirms the nomination of John Brennan as Director of the C.I.A. This position is very important because it deals with covert and not so covert operations around the world. The C.I.A. has its fingers in a lot of areas and much of what it does is off limits to American citizens. The C.I.A. has always been involved overseas in toppling governments and supporting dictators. The C.I.A. was involved in the killing of Ambassador Stevens and three other men in Bengazi. The C.I.A. has been accused by Senator Feinstein of spying on her E-mails. The position is very sensitive and of National Security importance.
What Vote Aids Middle America: “No”
John Brennan has had problems with Congress before and it has been suggested that he is actually a convert to Islam. There are many reasons to not confirm him as well as some reasons to confirm him. A more prudent course would be too have President Obama nominate a man who can easily get the backing of Congress.
What Tom Udall Voted: “Yes”
Tom Udall voted to confirm the nomination of John Brennan. It remains to be seen how much longer he can function in the position. There have already been calls for his ouster. Tom Udall, rubber stamp for the Obama administration, votes first and then points the finger when things start to go wrong.