Three Senate Democrats voted against confirming Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan recently.
Context: Rahm Emanuel, former Obama Chief of Staff and Mayor of Chicago was nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Ambassador to Japan.
Three Democrats broke ranks and voted against his confirmation.
However, 8 Republicans voted in favor, and Emanuel was confirmed.
Who are they:
Democrat Senators Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Ed Markey (Mass), and Jeff Merkley (Oregon) voted against.
Republican Senators Roy Blunt (Missouri), Susan Collins (Maine), Cuck Grassley (Iowa), Bill Haggerty (Tenn.), Ben Sasse (Neb.), Dan Sullivan (Alaska), John Thune (S.D.), and Todd Young (Indiana) voted in favor.
The reasons for the Democrats’ votes against were not reported.