Senator John Cornyn of Texas has objected to the confirmation of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State during a voice vote of her confirmation on January 20. His objection will cause her confirmation to be delayed for at least a day.

John Cornyn

Senator John Cornyn

As reported by Marc Ambider, the confirmation of Hillary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State will be delayed for a day due to the objection of Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, during a voice vote. A senator may object to a voice vote of a confirmation, which delays voting until a roll call vote can be held on the following day.

John Cornyn cited questions regarding her husband Bill Clinton’s nonprofit foundation in raising his objection. As we reported here, the foundation has accepted donations from numerous foreign entities and governments, which has lead to questions about possible conflicts of interest for Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Cornyn called for more transparency from the Clinton Foundation regarding its affiliations.

Cornyn was elected to the Senate in 2002 and is the leader of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Prior to his election to the Senate, he was the Texas attorney general, and a district court judge.

The move by Cornyn may lead to more discussion on the Senate floor regarding Hillary Clinton’s confirmation. However, as evidenced by the love-fest that occurred during Clinton’s confirmation hearing, she will still likely be confirmed by a huge majority. As if we did not get enough of Obama/Clinton during the election, we will have to watch their mugs on the news every single day for another four years.

Below is video from Hillary Clinton’s confirmation hearing: