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Bryza Confirmation Vote Set for Tomorrow

Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, today announced that his panel will hold a vote next Tuesday, August 3, on the confirmation of Matthew Bryza, President Obama’s controversial nominee to serve U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, despite the nominee’s evasive and incomplete answers to a series of written questions submitted to him by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and key members of this influential panel, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

What’s the Rush Senator Kerry?

Unfortunately, the President’s choice wasn’t worth the wait. He nominated Matthew Bryza, a controversial diplomat, widely viewed as pro-Azerbaijani and carrying heavy conflict of interest baggage tied to his wife’s professional advocacy at a Washington, DC think-tank in support of Azerbaijani interests. This think tank, the Hudson Institute, significantly, has refused to reveal its foreign sources of funding, but public records show that its programs have been funded by interests from Azerbaijan, Turkey, and the Caspian energy industry