Burr Decries Partisan Stalling on Qualified Nominees after Today’s Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the confirmation of John Gibson to be the Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense:

“Senate Democrats, still reeling from their 2016 election loss, are forcing roll call votes on qualified nominees like Gibson, who was confirmed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote. Since this position was created, the Senate has approved this position by prompt voice vote but that is not the case this year. The longer our Defense Department has to wait for a full staff, the more our military suffers. Senate Democrats should be ashamed. Let’s move the President’s nominations along so that our government can fully function.”