A new Secretary of the Army has been confirmed after the nomination had been stalled for months. And the delay was NOT about his sexual orientation.
FOX's Jared Halpern has more from Capitol Hill:
By voice vote and without objection, the Senate confirmed Eric Fanning as Army Secretary. Fanning is the first openly gay Secretary of a U.S. military branch.
Kansas Republican Pat Roberts had blocked consideration over a dispute about efforts to potentially transfer Guantanamo detainees to Fort Leavenworth, concerns Roberts says have now passed:
(Roberts) "Practically speaking, the clock has run out for the President."
Fanning was nominated to lead the Army last year and served several months as acting secretary of the Air Force.
On Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, FOX News.