Senate Leaders to Oppose Ted Olson as Attorney General
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid warned President Bush today not to nominate Ted Olson as Attorney General:
"Ted Olson will not be confirmed," Reid, D-Nev., said in a written statement. "I intend to do everything I can to prevent him from being confirmed as the next attorney general."
Sen. Patrick Leahy also said Olson would face a tough challenge. Leahy was a principal objector to Olson's confirmation as Solicitor General.
Some Republicans are suggesting that if Olson isn't acceptable, Sen. Orrin Hatch should take the position. Why would Hatch resign his senate seat to be Attorney General for a year and a half?
Alberto Gonzales resignation is effective Monday.
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