Dr. Coburn Comments On Attorney General Nominee
U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released the following statement on the president's nomination of Michael Mukasey to be attorney general.
"A respect for the Constitution and the rule of law is critical for any attorney general nominee. Additionally, during this critical point of our history, it is imperative our next attorney general have a strong background in national security and terrorism law. Judge Mukasey's lengthy tenure on the federal bench has provided him with extensive knowledge in these areas. He also is highly regarded by his peers for his commitment to justice and the Constitution. I look forward to getting more acquainted with him and thoroughly reviewing his record. I urge my Senate colleagues to hold hearings on this nomination and schedule a vote on his confirmation in the full Senate as soon as possible. It is essential our next attorney general be confirmed quickly so he can begin the necessary work to restore the American public's trust in the Justice Department."