September 17, 2007

ON NOMINATION OF MICHAEL B. MUKASEY AS ATTORNEY GENERAL

"I am pleased that President Bush has moved quickly to nominate a new Attorney General.   As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I am looking forward to the confirmation process and to the opportunity to question Judge Mukasey.   I want to ensure that he will provide the leadership that is necessary to return the   professionalism and independence to the Department of Justice."