GOP senator: Commerce nominee's Boeing ties to be discussed 'at-length'

Bishop pointed out that White House Chief of Staff William Daley is also a former member of Boeing's Board of Directors. The company's president, Jim McNerney, is the chairman of President Obama's Export Council, Bishop said.

Graham's fellow South Carolina senator, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), called recently on Daley to take a leave of absence from the White House if the lawsuit against Boeing continued.