During FAA nomination hearing, Cruz says White House treating administrator position as ‘patronage job’
By: Chris Pandolfo | Fox News
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Wednesday said that President Biden’s nominee to serve as the next leader of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is not qualified for the position.
During a Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing, Cruz cited a need for the next FAA administrator to have “decades of experience in aviation” and said that the nominee before the committee, Phil Washington, lacks the necessary experience.
“The nominee before us, Phil Washington, had a long and honorable career in the military. But he does not have any experience in aviation safety,” Cruz said. “This, quite simply, is a position he is not qualified for.”
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