According to this, Sen. Graham was pleased by Mukasey’s response, some of the Judiciary Committee Democrats not running for president were not (although no explicit threats to oppose the nomination) and Sen. Specter was mum. Still no word from Sen. McCain whether the concerns he raised over the weekend have been put to rest. At a press conference earlier today Sens. McConnell and Kyl expressed exasperation that Mukasey’s confirmation vote is still not on the agenda. McConnell: “Not only has the nomination been delayed; he’s not even yet on the agenda. And I think it’s important to remember that this was a nomination suggested by Senator Schumer, a response to an overwhelming Democratic desire to have a new attorney general and a new start. I don’t know what else the president could have done to reach out to the Democratic majority, with regard to the Justice Department nomination, than to nominate a person suggested by one of the leaders of the Democratic party, who is, by all accounts, extraordinarily well qualified.”
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