Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A Little Dem Will DO Ya...

Democrats Warn of Hurdle for Justice Nominee
NYT (What else...)

Two Senate Democrats warned today that they might delay confirming President Bush’s next attorney general unless the White House turns over documents relating to several investigations, a move that could provoke the kind of confirmation fight that the Bush administration was hoping to avoid.

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At a time when Democrats are bitterly at odds with the Bush administration over the war in Iraq, the selection of Mr. Mukasey — a Washington outsider who met Mr. Bush for the first time during an hourlong interview at the White House on Sept. 1 — seemed to signal that the administration is looking to move past the partisanship that characterized Mr. Gonzales’ tenure.

But two Democrats who will have a powerful say over whether Mr. Mukasey gets confirmed — Senators Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont and Charles E. Schumer of New York — vowed today to use the nomination to pressure the White House into turning over information that the Senate Judiciary Committee has been seeking on the domestic wiretapping program and the government’s treatment of military detainees.

“All I want is the material we need to ask some questions about the former attorney general’s conduct, on torture and warrantless wiretapping, so we can legitimately ask, ‘Here’s what was done in the past, what will you do?’ ” Mr. Leahy, the committee chairman, told reporters.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/17/washington/17cnd-attorney.html?_r=3&hp=&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1190090244-nSGODH/hNWxOPktURIDHKw&oref=slogin

Absolute bullshit. "Here's what was done in the past..."? Only in the fevered brains of the SewerSwamp d'RATS like Chuckie and 'Let-Dick-Find-Something-For-You-To-Do' Leahy.

4 Comments:

Blogger Pat said...

Well, they can stick their Gestapo tactics where the sun don't shine.

There is no way the President is going to cave to this type of coercion. The disrespect is unbelievable.

Why aren't the Republican members of the committee crying foul and screaming at the tops of their lungs? I am so sick of them allowing these Democratic Senator-thugs to rough up the President and they just stand idly by and watch it.

They need to stand up and call them out on their outrageous behavior. I am going to write to them about this.

6:43 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I thought it was lousy, too. Good God, their character shows itself in every step they make!

8:17 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Character? What characture? I didn't think they had any!

tmw

11:53 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Oooops! That's what happens when I'm trying to watch the guys finish up and type! LOL!

tmw

11:54 AM  

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