Judiciary senators spar over Obama AG nominee

By David Edwards
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 19:00 EDT
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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.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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