By Jeremy Herb - 08/02/12 06:26 PM EDT
Cornyn had placed a hold on Welsh over the Lackland Air Force Base sexual assault scandal, in which 15 basic training instructors are accused of sexually assaulting 38 victims.
Cornyn said last week he didn’t feel the Air Force was adequately addressing the scandal at the Texas base and wanted to meet with Welsh about the issue.
“He shares my concerns and commitment to follow it wherever it may lead and implement policies that hopefully prevent it from happening again,” Cornyn said.
Cornyn also told Welsh that he felt the Air Force has the worse congressional relations of all the services.
“Of course he wasn’t aware of any of that, but he listened carefully and I’m satisfied he will do everything in his power to fix it,” Cornyn said.