Statement by Senator Mark Pryor On the Nomination of Attorney General Nominee Michael Mukasey
America needs a strong Attorney General who will put justice above politics and who will not bow to pressure, even if it comes from the Oval Office. I want an Attorney General who takes seriously Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which requires the President to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." I met with Mr. Mukasey earlier this week and studied his credentials and comments about torture. While I believe he is knowledgeable and experienced, I do not have sufficient confidence in him to support him for Attorney General.