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Republicans ready to quash Cuccinelli - Source Politico

Posted on Jun 05,2019
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The fight over Ken Cuccinelli's potential nomination to head U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is again pitting the president against his own party in Congress. | Matt Rourke/AP Photo
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By BURGESS EVERETT and ELIANA JOHNSON

WASHINGTON, DC. - Ken Cuccinelli has spent years attacking Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans. Now, it’s time for payback.

President Donald Trump wants Cuccinelli, who most recently led the anti-establishment Senate Conservatives Fund, to be director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. But there may be nobody in Washington whom McConnell and his allies would take more pleasure in defeating, and the bottom line is Cuccinelli has little chance of getting approved for the job, Republican senators said.

“He’s spent a fair amount of his career attacking Republicans in the Senate, so it strikes me as an odd position for him to put himself in to seek Senate confirmation,” said Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who ran the GOP’s campaign arm for two election cycles. “It’s unlikely he’s going to be confirmed if he is nominated.”

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