Sen. DeMint (R-SC) helps cause Southers to withdraw

Posted: 20th January 2010 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in General Politics, South Carolina

Congrats to Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina for putting pressure on Erroll Southers and causing him to eventually withdraw his name from consideration of TSA head.

The Washington Post notes that DeMint was worried Southers would allow TSA employees collective bargaining rights.

In addition, there was concern about the fact that Southers was caught running background checks on his estranged wife’s boyfriend decades ago.

edit – also, Power Line blog notes that DeMint was under heavy criticism for basically making waves about the nomination, but he did not back down.  Maybe there is someone in South Carolina politics left to admire or respect?

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