Is Sen. John Cornyn an Obstructionist, Or Harvey Hero?

WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. John Cornyn is under attack from conservative groups who say he’s holding a nomination of a White House official “hostage” over Texas hurricane dollars.Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, doesn’t deny the charge. On Friday, he indicated he’s stalling the nomination of Russell Vought to the Office of Management and Budget in a bid to get Texas the money it needs to rebuild from Harvey.“Solely to ensure the next #Harvey aid request from OMB will satisfy Texas's needs IDed by @GovAbbott @tedcruz & me,” he wrote in a re-tweet of a story published by online news outlet Axios on Thursday.  Continue reading...

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