Chafee will block Bolton

It is hard for me to feel bad about Lincoln Chafee’s loss last week when he wastes no time in reminding conservatives that he is decidedly not one of them:

But Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who was defeated in this week’s election, said he would block Bolton’s nomination.

Chafee, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters that he did not believe Bolton’s nomination would move forward without his support.

“The American people have spoken out against the president’s agenda on a number of fronts, and presumably one of those is on foreign policy,” the Rhode Island moderate told The Associated Press.

“And at this late stage in my term, I’m not going to endorse something the American people have spoke out against.”

Is there any evidence that Bolton has been anything but productive since he went to the U.N.? No. Bolton has been rock solid, but that matters not to the outgoing liberal from Rhode Island.

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