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The Senate is a problem in the Israel crisis. Democrats are fed up.

Posted on AllSides October 11th, 2023
From The Left
Politics, US Senate, Israel, Appointments
J. Scott Applewhite/AP

As war breaks out in the Middle East, key ambassadorships in the region and top military promotions are languishing in the Senate.

And some lawmakers say they’ve had enough.

Senate Democrats are making a renewed push to force through hundreds of military nominations and a handful of ambassadorships, noting that the war in Israel has added new urgency to break through the logjam.

“I think this all argues for a pretty significant reform of the nominations process,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said in an interview.

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