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On the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder...
“Rather than rush a nominee through the Senate in a lame-duck session, I hope the president will now take his time to nominate a qualified individual who can start fresh relationships with Congress so that we can solve the problems facing our country,” said Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Translation... Mr. President, take your time to select and nominate a candidate to replace Holder until late January 2015, after the new congress(presumably with both houses republican) is sworn in. You know, when the politics are possibly going to be in our favor. This way we republicans can stall and obstruct any election we, in our "superior" wisdom do not approve of.
Ya just have to love, and laugh at the hypocrisy of the modern republican party. Yeah, I know the damn democrats do the same when they have the chance. But really, isn't it time to ditch the smoke and mirror hypocrisy and just say it the way it really is. America isn't as stupid as you all seem to believe.
From THE HILL -
Conservatives are warning President Obama against using a lame-duck session of Congress to push through Attorney General Eric Holder's replacement, even as the White House signals its intention to fill the post quickly.
Holder’s announcement that he will resign as the nation’s top law enforcement officer reverberated Thursday around Washington, where speculation has already begun to mount about who might fill the Cabinet position.
Republican lawmakers quickly vowed that whomever Obama taps would be subject to intense scrutiny following an era when the GOP was often at odds with the Justice Department.
But even if, as many predict, Republicans reclaim control of the Senate in the approaching midterm elections, they would be largely powerless to block Democrats from using their current majority to confirm an attorney general before the new Congress is gaveled into session in January.
Grassley, who voted to confirm Holder in 2009, lamented that his tenure “was strained by his lack of respect for Congress, the American taxpayer and the laws on the books. “
He noted, however, that Holder has committed to remaining on he job until a successor is named, allowing for the confirmation process to run its course.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Judiciary Committee chairman, said on MSNBC that he had spoken with the White House and called for a quick confirmation process.
"I hope that they would be able to decide on a nomination soon, definitely we should have confirmation hearings as quickly as possible in the Senate," he said.
Leahey said he hopes no one will try to slow the process down.
"I would hope that nobody would try to block an up or down vote on the chief law enforcement officer of the country," he said. "It would be the height of irresponsibility."
Don't find myself often agreeing with Senator Leahey but on this one he is right.
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