Friday, November 02, 2007

Schumer and Feinstein are set to vote for Mukasey

This is so funny! When are the Democrats going to learn not to play chicken with this president? Bush threatens to leave the post empty, so the Democrats have to back down and make sure he gets confirmed or else they look like the obstructionists they are.

Michael Mukasey drew closer to becoming attorney general Friday after two key Senate Democrats said they would vote for him despite his refusal to define an interrogation technique that stimulates drowning as torture.

The decision by Sens. Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein came shortly after the chairman of the committee, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced he would vote against Mukasey, a former federal judge.


Leaders in both parties have said they expect Mukasey to get at least 70 votes when the full, 100-member Senate votes on his confirmation. But Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had said he would not bring it up for a vote without Judiciary Committee action first.