Senate Judiciary Committee Delays Vote on Holder
The Senate Judiciary Committee vote to send Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder’s confirmation to the full Senate has been postponed after Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn.), the ranking minority member, announced that the minority had reached a “
Specter’s announcement clearly upset Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) who
The delay comes as a bit of a surprise since two minority members, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sen. Mel Martinez (D-Fla.) have both announced their support of Holder’s nomination. Despite this, Specter, supposedly representing the minority, has complained about “rushed hearings” since Holder’s name was put in for attorney general.
The committee has been loosely scheduled to reconvene next week.