The Senate will vote on the confirmation of John Bolton next Thursday, September 7. The Wall Street Journal reports, “Senate vote counters aren’t sure of 60 votes needed to overcome filibuster in floor debate this week. ‘It depends on whether he has won over a Democrat or two,’ says a Republican Senate staffer. Fall campaign pressures, fueled by setbacks in Iraq and elsewhere, won’t help.”
Conservatives fear Bolton won’t win confirmation.