South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham today said he plans to use his right under Senate rules to place a "hold" on President Obama's nominee to be the next Commerce secretary.
Graham's block of John Bryson is intended to get Obama's attention and his support for Boeing's planned move to South Carolina.
The National Labor Relations Board has a complaint against Boeing that essentially claims Boeing picked South Carolina for a new plant because of its an anti-labor reputation -- compared with Boeing's home in union friendly Washington state.
The president's chief of staff, Bill Daley, was formerly a member of the Boeing board. Graham said, "Tell the country we think Boeing's a good, ethical company and they've done nothing wrong."
Graham could block the confirmation indefinitely leaving the department without a secretary.