Eric Holder’s nomination has been confirmed by the senate by a vote of 75 to 21.Â The senators to vote against him are:
This was not enough to sustain a filibuster, unfortunately, but this is better than I thought the Republicans would do. No Democrat voted against the nomination. The Republicans to vote “yea” were:
This is not a positive development, but I will stand by my assertion that the time to stop this was in November.Â It is very difficult to derail a cabinet nomination under the best of circumstances, which this wasn’t.