Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Holding Up Holder
There's more reason for the U.S. Senate to hold up the nomination of Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. The Sun-Times reports today that Holder forgot to mention $300,000 in legal work he did for Gov. Rod Blagoyevich four years ago in a questionnaire he submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Holder signed his questionnaire responses five days after Blagoyevich's well-publicized arrest last week. He'll amend his answers after being asked by the Sun-Times' reporter about its omission. Meanwhile, our own Sen. Dick Lugar is unconcerned about questions surrounding Holder's nomination. According to NRO's Jim Geraghty, Lugar and Ohio Sen. George Voinovich refused to sign a letter from Republican senators seeking more time from Chairman Pat Leahy to review Holder's nomination.