Judiciary senators spar over Obama AG nominee
Trouble is brewing over the confirmation of Barack Obama’s Attorney General nominee, with a prominent Republican indicating the party may try to hold up Eric Holder’s confirmation with questions about his involvement in a controversial pardon during the Clinton administration.
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called for a delay in Holder’s confirmation hearings because of troubling questions stemming from Holder’s role in the pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich.
This led the committee’s chairman, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), to fire off an agitated letter accusing his colleague of making unreasonable demands.
RAW STORY’s Nick Juliano has more details here.
This video is from C-SPAN 2, broadcast Dec. 10, 2008.