Excerpt:Â The above quote highlights all you need to know about Michael Sullivan, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.Â
Sullivan was, unfortunately, nominated by President Bush to permanently take over ATF this year. Right before Thanksgiving, the Senate "hotlined" his name for unanimous consent approval. (Hotlining is a parliamentary maneuver which allows non-controversial bills or nominations to be unanimously approved by the Senate without debate or a vote.)
GOA immediately sent a letter to each Senator's office, urging them to oppose the Sullivan nomination. Thankfully, one Senator subsequently objected to Sullivan's approval, and his nomination was put on hold. However, that legislator is now coming under fire from other Senators, who are asking him to withdraw his "hold."