The Senate has confirmed former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration. Republican Senator Mitch McConnell said that Linda will prioritize growing jobs over growing bureaucracy, which he said will be a welcome change in many states.
The Senate voted 81-19 to confirm McMahon in what was a rare non-controversial nomination by President Donald Trump.
She lost races in 2010 and 2012, spending almost $100 million of her own money on the campaigns, but both of her Democratic opponents from Connecticut - Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy - endorsed her nomination to lead the Small Business Administration. Several have sneaked by on party-line votes, with Republicans owning a 52-48 majority in the chamber.
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McMahon co-founded the wrestling company, formerly known as WWF, with husband Vince McMahon, and they grew it from a company with about a dozen employees to a publicly traded one with more than 800 staffers and worth more than $1 billion. Two of the McMahon granddaughters are seen holding a photo of Trump shaving their grandfather's head at Wrestlemania XXIII in Detroit. The President has also had various other appearances in WWE over the years, and found a home in their Hall of Fame in 2013. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012, has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
The confirmation hearings for McMahon were downright cordial compared to those of Betsy DeVos and Rex Tillerson.