Breaking: Schumer and Feinstein to Support Mukasey’s Nomination


No sooner had Senate Judiciary Committee chair Patrick Leahy said he’d oppose Michael Mukasey’s nomination when Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein announced they’d support him. Yesterday, David posed the question of whether the Dems would unite to torpedo Mukasey’s nomination, in light of his views on executive power and refusal to call waterboarding torture, or whether they’d wimp out. Looks like we have our answer.

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