Sunday, January 11, 2009

Former Sen. Jonn Warner Bustin' Move

Looks like the kabuki planned by Arlen Specter for the Senate Judiciary Committee has been nixed. Politico writes that Virginia's former abled legislator is going to be the point man for Eric Holder by introducing him to the lofty panel.

Sen. Arlen Specter and other Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee may want to derail or slow down Eric Holder’s nomination to become the next attorney general, but one of their just departed colleagues is going to bat for the nominee.

Former Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), who just stepped down from the Senate after 30 years in the body, will appear on behalf of Holder during Thursday’s Judiciary Committee hearing, according to Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) office. Leahy is the chairman of the panel.

Warner and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will introduce Holder to the Judiciary panel, and they will offer strong support for his nomination to the AG post.

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