South Dakota's corrupt Board of Regents has announced Heather Wilson is leaving the School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City.
New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich, a Democrat, sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He defeated Wilson who was introduced at her hearing for Air Force secretary by South Dakota's two earth hater senators.
“My nomination was unexpected. I did not anticipate returning to federal service,” she said. In her written testimony Wilson basically asked Congress to send more money to defense firms she used to work for. She has disclosed at least some of her ties to the military/industrial complex.
A Democratic senator has a hold on U.S. President Donald Trump’s nominee for Air Force secretary, and legislators need to "work through" questions before she can receive a confirmation vote, according to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain. The delay marks the latest setback for one of Trump’s picks for Defense Department leadership. If confirmed, former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson would be only the second DoD nominee confirmed by the Senate after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. [DefenseNews]McCain said he has great concerns about the team around Secretary of Defense Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis.
If confirmed, she would be the first of Donald Trump’s nominees to lead a military service branch to actually start the job. At least two other service branch nominees have withdrawn and Trump’s second pick to lead the Army is currently mired in controversy over statements he made about LGBT issues, Islam and evolution. [Michael Coleman, Albuquerque Journal]The process to replace Wilson gets underway this month as the Board of Regents identifies and reviews candidates. Its timeline calls for the new president of the School of Mines to be appointed by fall but duties wouldn't begin until Jan. 1, 2018.
Like Greg Gianforte, the earth hater nominee running for Montana's At-large US House seat, Wilson has financial ties to the Russian mob.
A vote on her confirmation is scheduled for 8 May.
It does make one wonder what Trump's Kompromat Cabinet will do to America.