Texas Sen. Ted Cruz might get more bad press. Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton may do more to spark progressive conflagrations at elite media outlets. But no Republican in the upper chamber of Congress says “no” quite like the junior senator from Missouri, Josh Hawley.
I’m talking first and foremost about Hawley’s impressive record of voting so far against the confirmation of every one of President Biden’s Senate-confirmable nominees to staff the upper levels of his administration, most of them for Cabinet posts. Sens. Cotton, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, and Roger Marshall of Kansas have opposed seven of Biden’s nominees.