Senator Cornyn is obstructing the confirmation of Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State mainly due to concerns about the Clinton Global Initiative.
But to be fair, Senator Cornyn opposed the confirmation of Al Gonzales in 2005 over concerns about the — wait. No. Strike that. Cornyn loved him The Gonzales:
In introducing Gonzales, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) praised the native of Humble, Tex., as “a modest, self-effacing man” who rose from low-income origins and now faces a confirmation process that can be “unnecessarily partisan, even cruel.” [...]
“President Bush and Judge Gonzales have both unequivocally, clearly, and repeatedly rejected the use of torture. But is there anyone here today who would fail to use every legal means to collect intelligence from terrorists that can save American lives? I certainly hope not,” Cornyn said.
“It disheartens me to see him held up to ridicule, distortions and outright lies for being the patriot that he is,” Cornyn said of Gonzales.
And yet he’s blocking Hillary Clinton? Day Two and Republican intellectual violence is out in full force.