WASHINGTON ― It looks like ’s nominee to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Nancy Beck, isn’t going anywhere.
It’s just math. Beck’s nomination doesn’t appear to have the votes to clear the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a committee member, announced her opposition earlier this month, which would put the vote count at a 13-13 tie if every other Republican voted yes and every Democrat voted no. A tie means Beck almost certainly doesn’t advance.
There’s no reason to believe any Democrat on the committee would vote yes, given the strong objections to Beck’s nomination by virtually .
HuffPost reached out to all 12 Democrats on the panel. Some responded;