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The process has taken about near forever, but it seems that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue will begin the fun of his Senate confirmation hearings on Thursday.
The news comes after federal ethics documents revealed last week that Perdue would agree to step down from his business holding company and restructure his family trusts in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
According to Politico, Senate Democrats have not given signs that they would attempt to block Perdue’s nomination. They will likely focus on frying a bigger fish: Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neal Gorsuch, whose confirmation hearings begin on Monday.
In January, President Trump announced that former governor Sonny Perdue would be tapped to serve as the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The confirmation process means that, by all likelihood, Perdue will soon become the second Georgian called on to serve in the incoming president’s cabinet.
Perdue served as the Governor from 2003 to 2011, becoming the Peach State’s first GOP governor since 1871. You can watch his hearing live on ag.senate.gov.
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