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They’ll Find It if She Stands for Election
“State Department Misplaced $6B Under Hillary Clinton”–headline, Washington Free Beacon, April 4
Question and Answer–I
Question and Answer–III
In the Wrong Place at the Right Time
Indiana’s Sen. Dan Coats went to a defense appropriations hearing Wednesday, and the Washington Post’s Colby Itkowitz tells what happened next:
After [the senator] finished a lengthy opening to his question, a staffer slipped Coats a piece of paper. Coats read it to himself, looked up, and said, “I just got a note saying I’m at the wrong hearing.”
“Well, that would explain why I didn’t know anything about this letter,” said David Cohen, undersecretary of treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence.
Coats, who served in the Senate from 1989 to 1999, was U.S. ambassador to Germany and then returned to the Senate in 2011. He said that had never happened to him before. He saw familiar faces, he said, and thought he was in the right place. (Coats is on the Appropriations committee, but showed up at the wrong subcommittee.)
“I’ll go try to find out where I’m supposed to be,” Coats said.
When Dick Lugar lost his primary in 2012, it was inevitable that Coats would eventually experience a senior senator moment.
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