Senator Threatens to Block CIA Head Nomination

Not over the government killing people with drones, but over the leaking of information about it


Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is threatening to block John Brennan's nomination as CIA chief until the completion of federal and congressional investigations into unauthorized leaks of classified information by the White House.

"John Brennan has not been absolved of responsibility for the slew of high-level security leaks that have characterized this White House," Cornyn said in a statement issued Monday, shortly after Obama announced Brennan's nomination.