Controversial Attorney General Nominee Eric Holder will have to wait at least another week to become America's Top Cop. Some Senate Republicans want more time to question Mr. Holder on his involvement in pardoning Marc Rich, FLAN terrorists and members of Bill Ayers' Weather Underground.
Ranking member Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) said that he had convened a meeting of the committee’s Republicans earlier in the day to “try and find a way to move forward” with the Holder nomination but that the Members were unhappy with the amount of time that they had been given to question Holder. Specter made the remarks at a committee hearing where Holder’s nomination was supposed to be voted on.
“There was a unanimous view that there was insufficient time to question Mr. Holder,” Specter said, noting that he was meeting with the nominee late Thursday to further discuss some of his concerns.
"I'm extremely disappointed but they have that right, so this historic - historic - nomination is over." (Judiciary Committee Chairman) Leahy then slammed down the gavel and ended the hearing. He and Specter then left in opposite directors.