Elizabeth Warren “might not have the votes to win confirmation as head of a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) suggested Monday,” The Hill reports.
Dodd, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, said he sensed rumblings among colleagues that Warren, the chairwoman of the panel overseeing the 2008 Wall Street bailout program, might not get the 60 votes necessary to win confirmation.
"I think Elizabeth would be a terrific nominee," Dodd told NPR’s Diane Rehm on Monday. "The question is, ‘Is she confirmable?’ And there’s a serious question about it."
Dodd said it was “conceivable Warren could win the 60 votes necessary — meaning one Republican would have to cross the aisle if all 59 Democrats voted together — but cautioned she wasn’t the only qualified candidate for the position.”
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