Monday, February 2, 2009

Senate Confirms Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General

About time. Not only is this change we can believe in, but change we NEED.

We need an individual to clean up that mess that Alberto Gonzalez, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney left.

The Senate voted to confirm Eric Holder as attorney general Monday evening, making President Barack Obama's choice the nation's first African-American to hold the job.

Though debate quickly turned partisan when his chief supporter denounced Republicans who sought a pledge not to prosecute intelligence agents who participated in harsh interrogations, the Senate still confirmed Holder as expected.

The vote was 75-21 for Holder's confirmation.

Even Spector came on board.
Despite the partisan beginning, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, said Holder made mistakes but was well-qualified for the job and should be confirmed.

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