Hee Speaks on Aila Confirmation Delay

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Yes, Sen. Clayton Hee was the guy who asked for more time to look at William Aila Jr.'s qualifications to run the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.

But that doesn't mean he's trying to stop the nomination.

Hee didn't return calls for comment as Civil Beat wrote stories about a surprise one-week delay of Aila's confirmation hearing amid ethics questions and the Senate floor fight that ensued.

On Thursday, Hee spoke with Civil Beat over the telephone to discuss his concerns, Aila's nomination and his relationship with the Abercrombie administration. Here are his comments:

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