Monday, November 05, 2007

Feingold's Statement

On the guy who can't decide whether waterboarding is torture.
I will vote against the nomination of Judge Mukasey to be the next Attorney General. This was a difficult decision, as Judge Mukasey has many impressive qualities. He is intelligent and experienced and appears to understand the need to depoliticize the Department of Justice and restore its credibility and reputation.

At this point in our history, however, the country also needs an Attorney General who will tell the President that he cannot ignore the laws passed by Congress. Unfortunately, Judge Mukasey was unwilling to reject the extreme and dangerous theories of executive power that this administration has put forward.

The nation's top law enforcement officer must be able to stand up to a chief executive who thinks he is above the law. The rule of law is too important to our country's history and to its future to compromise on that bedrock principle.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We also need a Senator who doesn't sit on his hands until the issue is decided and then announces a me too position. That is you Russ. I wonder, if Russ had come out earlier against Mukasey, what effect that may have on other Dems. And as for Kohl - does he do anything? He sends that cute assistant around about six months before his election but otherwise he could fill in for King Tut for all the noise he makes.