McMahon confirmed as SBA leader

Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon was easily confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday as head of 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.

McMahon, a 68-year-old Republican from Greenwich, was approved by a 81-19 vote, getting the support of many more Democrats than most of President Donald Trump's cabinet nominees. Her real world experience will be incredibly valuable as she serves our nation by leading the Small Business Administration.

Although Ms McMahon's affiliation with the premier professional wrestling organisation in the U.S., her appointment to the role is not necessarily an unusual choice, as she is no stranger to politics.

A Senate panel moved her nomination forward by an 18-1 vote.

Vince McMahon bought the company formerly known as WWWF and then WWE from his father, Vince McMahon, Sr., in 1982. The men that defeated her, Richard Blumenthal in 2012 and Chris Murphy in 2012, supported her nomination in the Senate.

The SBA assists small businesses and entrepreneurs primarily through providing government-backed guarnatees on loans.

Hassan and Shaheen said they were glad to hear McMahon express support for the SBA as a cabinet-level, stand-alone agency.

The confirmation hearings for McMahon were downright cordial compared to those of Betsy DeVos and Rex Tillerson.