Last week's disagreement on the Senate floor was ostensibly over the timing of the confirmation hearing for Eric Holder Jr. But Republicans' comments went further, with some questioning Holder's fitness to be AG or saying they wanted to delve into his private practice. No one has suggested that the Senate is likely to vote against the nomination, but there are signs that Republicans have fastened to Holder as their best chance to politically weaken a future member of President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet.
GOP Signals Rough Path to AG Position for Holder
December 15, 2008