Dodd to Vote Against Michael Mukasey

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Chris Dodd announces he will vote against President Bush’s nominee for Attorney General:

“Mr. Mukasey’s position that the President does not have to heed the law disqualifies him from being the chief attorney for the United States. We have seen for too long, and at great expense to our national security, an Administration that has systematically attacked the rule of law and turned our Justice Department into a poltical wing of the White House. I’m afraid that Mr. Mukasey as Attorney General would be more of the same.”

I believe that makes him the first presidential contender (at least among the current Senators, who actually have a vote on the matter) to announce his opposition definitively. But I suspect–as with his opposition to telcom immunity on the FISA bill–he won’t be the last.