Wyden Holds Up CBP Pick Until Feds Answer To Ore. Protests 1 Wyden Holds Up CBP Pick Until Feds Answer To Ore. Protests
Law360 (July 22, 2021, 8:25 PM EDT) — The Senate Finance Committee’s chairman is holding up the confirmation process for President Joe Biden’s pick to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection until his questions on the use of federal agents during last year’s protests in Portland, Oregon, are answered.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Wednesday that he will not schedule Chris Magnus’ confirmation hearing, despite belonging to the same political party as Biden, until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice answer his “basic questions” over the federal deployment in response to Black Lives Matter protests.

“While it is clear that Customs and Border Protection…