Senate Democrats

Reid Spokesman: White House Rewards Partisanship, Rejects Impartiality In Jettisoning FEC Nominee

Washington, DCJim Manley, Spokesman forSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to the White House’s proposal on FEC nominations:

“We appreciate the recognition by the White House that the FEC requires a full six members to accomplish its mission.  A full commission was virtually assured if the White House maintained its own Republican nomination of David Mason, who was cleared for confirmation.  By abandoning Mr. Mason and instead sticking by Mr. von Spakovsky, the White House has abandoned experience and independence for partisan loyalty.  That is the White House’s choice.  It is a regrettable one.  Nonetheless, we will work towards the confirmation of the remaining nominees and expect to defeat Mr. von Spakovsky.  We will work to ensure that the commission is constituted so that it will be able to function in this election year.”