ATF director’s confirmation blocked by GOP Senators

From the Associated Press:

For more than two years, U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan has been acting chief of the ATF, while also fulfilling his official position as U.S. Attorney, managing the U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston.

In August 2006, Sullivan was appointed acting director of the ATF. He was nominated by President Bush for the permanent job in March 2007.  His nomination has been blocked by members of his own party, including Senators Larry Craig (R-ID), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and David Vitter (R-LA). The opposition is not to Sullivan personally, but focused on the belief that the ATF is overly aggressive in enforcing gun laws.


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