Former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats' nomination as director of national intelligence advances to full Senate

Posted: 7:35 AM, Mar 10, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-10 18:03:09Z

WASHINGTON D.C., -- Former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) is one step closer to being the director of national intelligence for President Donald Trump.

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to advance Coats' nomination to a full Senate vote.

The vote was 13-2.  Democrats Ron Wyden of Oregon and Kamala Harris of California voted no.

According to TheHill , the only major concern brought up by the committee was that Coats could be too nice for the job.

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Coats was a senator from Indiana from 1989-1999, then 2011-2017.

The Senate vote has not been scheduled.