RICHMOND, Va. — A senior state senator says Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin seems ready to move on from a fight with Senate Democrats over the appointment of former Trump administration Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler to his Cabinet.
GOP Sen. Emmett Hanger told The Associated Press he discussed the matter with Youngkin over dinner on Wednesday night. He said Youngkin indicated he doesn't see a way forward for Wheeler after Democrats who control the Senate rejected his nomination.
Macaulay Porter, a spokesperson for the governor, said Youngkin remains hopeful the Senate will reconsider its recent party-line vote to reject Wheeler's nomination.