The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a vote this week on President Trump‘s nominee to lead the U.S. Agency for Global Media, despite an ongoing investigation.
According to a schedule released by Committee Chairman Jim Risch‘s (R-Idaho) office, the panel will vote on Michael Pack’s nomination as part of a business meeting on Thursday.
The decision to move forward with the nomination comes after Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the committee, disclosed last week that Pack was under investigation by the D.C. attorney general’s office.
Asked about Menendez’s disclosure, Risch referred questions to the Democratic senator. But Risch confirmed to The Hill that the attorney general’s office had “communicated” with him.
“I’ve turned it over to counsel, we’ll deal with it. But certainly that doesn’t disqualify him,” Risch said.
The committee had initially been scheduled to vote on Pack’s nomination last week. But Risch postponed the meeting amid multiple requests from members to hold over items on its agenda.