Trump wants Fox to Guard Henhouse.
This is Todd Rokita. He’s a Republican from Indiana, who served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. During his time in Washington, Rokita earned a reputation for being an absolutely terrible boss.
Bad enough for several former staffers to do the unthinkable: criticize their boss to reporters. The resulting news story tells the world what a shit this guy is.
Furthermore, during his four terms in Congress, Rokita cast more that eight anti-Amtrak votes, including four that would have eliminated federal funding for the long-distance trains.
Notwithstanding that—or perhaps because of it—President Donald Trump has nominated Todd Rokita to serve on the Amtrak Board of Directors.
The Rail Passengers Association is collecting contributions to help pay for the effort to head off this latest outrage. You can go to www.railpassengers.org should you choose to help support this effort.
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Our DC office says that Moran does indeed have the right to put a “hold” on Rokita, even having done the same for previous nominees. However, Moran apparently has a meeting scheduled with Anderson—frankly, the message wasn’t clear as to whether this refers to the committee meeting on the 22nd or if it’s a one-on-one—and our guy in Washington says a lot will depend on what Anderson says (ie: what Moran hears) on that occasion. I know this isn’t much help, but in the murky world of politics, it’s the best we can do. Certainly another communication to Moran from a constituent could only help.
Jim, we know that Senator Moran currently has a hold on 3 previous nominees who are suspicious. Not knowing the exact procedure for this, is it just as easy for him (or another senator) to put a hold on this one also?
I believe so, but will check with our DC staff.