Sen. Ted Cruz places hold on Raimondo’s Commerce Secretary confirmation
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLNE)-Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has placed a hold on outgoing Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s confirmation as U.S. Commerce Secretary.
Following Cruz’s announcement, McCaul released a statement regarding the hold and Huawei, “I am pleased Senator Cruz agreed with myself and over 20 other House Republicans and has placed a hold on Governor Raimondo’s confirmation until the Biden Administration commits to keeping Huawei on the Entity List.”
He reiterated how significant he believes the threat of Huawei to be, “Huawei is not a normal telecommunications company – it is an arm of the CCP’s military that poses a significant threat to U.S. national security and supports the CCP’s genocide in Xinjiang. The Biden Administration must take this seriously. No more delays or promises to circle back.”
Governor Raimondo’s hold could last up to 30 hours.