Posts Tagged Andrew Wheeler

A General Assembly rejection of a cabinet pick isn’t without precedent

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Governor Glenn Youngkin’s controversial pick for Cabinet secretary was rejected by lawmakers, although he’ll be sticking around as an advisor. Michael Pope reports that this has happened only one other time in Virginia history.

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State Senate rejects Andrew Wheeler nomination

Controversial cabinet pick Andrew Wheeler testifies before the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee last month. (Credit: Michael Pope)

Governor Glenn Youngkin is dealing with a major setback. The state Senate rejected one of his key cabinet nominees Wednesday. Michael Pope reports.

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Senate Democrats could block Wheeler nomination later this week

Last week, controversial cabinet pick Andrew Wheeler testified before the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee. (Credit: Michael Pope)

Members of the General Assembly rarely reject a nominee for the governor’s Cabinet. But, as Michael Pope reports, lawmakers may be poised to say no to a controversial pick.

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