By: Diane Benjamin
h/t a reader
Chris Koos isn’t on the Amtrak Board because he was never confirmed by the Senate: https://www.congress.gov/nomination/116th-congress/1915
Koos will never be on the Amtrak Board unless he is re-nominated. See the explanation for Senate Rule XXXI listed above:
The Koos nomination ended in September 2020. Did Koos refuse to appear and testify before the Committee? Was a vote never taken to advance his nomination because he didn’t agree? Did Trump’s loss destroy his chances? See the congress.gov link above.
Since this job pays more than $150,000, Koos needs to let voters know if he will be re-nominated. With that salary and working in DC he won’t have time to be mayor too. (Maybe he can Zoom)
Did Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth changed their minds about nominating him.
Maybe after all the accolades, Koos changed his mind about wanting the job.
Voters deserve to know if they are voting for a guy who
already has plans to quit.
(Of course the press won’t ask him)