Bunning Opposed Gates

The senate confirmed Robert Gates as the new Defense Secretary yesterday, but Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning stood nearly alone in opposing Gates.

Bunning joined fellow Republican Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, in voting against Gates.

Gates was easily confirmed with a 95-to-two vote. This is the second time this year that Bunning, a Bush ally, had parted with the president on a high-profile confirmation vote.

Bunning said he didn’t view Gates as the best person to handle the Pentagon post at a time of war.

Gates will be sworn in later this month.


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