Pence swears in VA, Small Business Administration heads
Feb 15 2017
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Linda McMahon, former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment, as the next head of the Small Business Administration.
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McMahon's ties to Trump are the oddest of the lot: at the culmination of a staged feud, Trump once body-slammed her husband, legendary wrestling promoter Vince McMahon, and shaved his head in the middle of a wrestling ring on live television.
McMahon was confirmed by an 81-19 vote.
Although Ms McMahon's affiliation with the premier professional wrestling organisation in the United States, her appointment to the role is not necessarily an unusual choice, as she is no stranger to politics. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, current CT senators who defeated her, supported her nomination in the Senate. However, she initially endorsed New Jersey Gov Chris Christie before he dropped out of the Republican primaries.
Mr Trump infamously made an appearance in Wrestlemania XXIII in 2007, where he fought Mr McMahon in staged bout in the ring.
The SBA assists small businesses and entrepreneurs primarily through providing government-backed guarnatees on loans.
During her hearing, McMahon called upon her experience in building the WWE, as well as assured Senators that she believed the SBA should remain a cabinet-level, stand-alone agency, reports NBC Connecticut.
The American Bankers Association applauded McMahon's confirmation.