Republican-led Senate confirms divisive Trump broadcasting nominee Pack - 2020-06-04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate backed President Donald Trump's nominee to lead government broadcasting on Thursday, confirming conservative filmmaker Michael Pack despite an investigation into whether he misused funds from a nonprofit organization he runs.
The Senate backed Pack 53-38, almost entirely along party lines. Senator Joe Manchin was the only Democrat to vote in favor of the nomination.
Trump nominated Pack two years ago to lead the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which is in charge of government-funded news outlets, including Voice of America (VOA), which Trump has lashed out against over its coronavirus coverage.