These two right wing dem members of the Senate judiciary committee show their true, sell-out selves, and indicate they'll support Mukasey's nomination as AG.
And you wonder why the dems have such low ratings in congress and why they can't stop the war.
Politico says that Feinstein saved Bush's nomination of Mukasey,
Sen. Dianne Feinstein has come through for Republicans again.
The California Democrat announced on Friday afternoon that she would support President Bush's nominee for attorney general, Michael Mukasey, in a critical Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Tuesday. Her statement of support came about an hour after Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) said he would vote against the former federal judge.
Even if Feinstein is the only Democrat to support Mukasey in committee, he would emerge with a 10-9 vote, and would likely be confirmed by the full Senate. Feinstein's public support also lets Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) off the hook. Schumer has been undecided on Mukasey and would have been the swing vote if Feinstein had decided to oppose Mukasey. CNN is reporting that Schumer will now support Mukasey, but his staff has not yet put out a statement.
Feinstein's support for Mukasey comes just one week after she became the swing vote in favor of another high profile Bush nominee, Leslie Southwick, who was confirmed by the Senate on Oct. 24 for an appellate court seat.
If you're wondering when the opportunity to dump this ugly right wing beast from further incumbency, she's up for re-election in 2010, when she'll be 77 years old. Wanna bet the progressive blogosphere will do everything it can to keep her from winning the primary?
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