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Dr. Coburn Comments On Mukasey Committee Confirmation

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Location: Washington, DC

Dr. Coburn Comments On Mukasey Committee Confirmation

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), today released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm the nomination of Judge Michael Mukasey to be attorney general. Dr. Coburn voted in favor of Judge Mukasey's nomination.

"It is imperative our attorney general puts his oath to protect and uphold the Constitution before all other loyalties. After studying his record and participating in the confirmation process, I am confident Judge Mukasey has a great respect for the Constitution and the rule of law. Additionally, his lengthy tenure on the federal bench has provided him with extensive knowledge in the area of national security, particularly with respect to terrorism," Dr. Coburn said.

Dr. Coburn also said, "The Justice Department has undergone difficult times of late, but I know Judge Mukasey has the integrity and competence to carry out the necessary work to restore the American public's trust in the department."

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