Bridenstine’s NASA Nomination in Trouble

While Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine awaits a possible vote in the Senate on his Presidential nomination to run NASA, he continues to avoid taking part in some votes.

As OK Energy Today reported early in 2018, Bridenstine’s second nomination was made but movement on a vote was put on hold largely by Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio questions the nomination, thinking that Bridenstine would politicize the NASA job.

To avoid politics, Bridenstine has avoided taking part in  some votes. But as the Oklahoman reported this week, the nomination could be in jeopardy.

Sen. Jim Inhofe indicated he has talked with Sen. Rubio, “and he doesn’t like Jim Bridenstine.”

He told the paper, “I said, ‘What do I have to do or what do we have to do to get you to stand back and let him into this job?’ He said ‘Not a chance. I’m not going to do it.’ Those are his words.”