At least two Republican senators are poised to call on the White House to withdraw the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, a highly placed Republican Senate staffer told The New York Sun.
The news came amid stepped-up criticism of Ms. Miers by conservative groups and Senator Schumer. The conservatives said they were upset by the emergence yesterday of two speeches in which Ms. Miers said that self-determination should guide decisions involving religion and the law, and in which she cited conservative betes noires Janet Reno and Justice Ginsburg as female role models. Mr. Schumer, the Democrat of New York who serves on the Judiciary Committee, complained of the nominee’s delay in completing a follow-up questionnaire from the committee.
In addition, the Sun notes that both the American Conservative Union and the Family Research Council are moving to organize votes on whether to call for Miers’ withdrawal. James Dobson did not return the paper’s call for comment and the pro-Bush nominee lobbying group, the Committee for Justice, has all but ceased its e-mail missives.
Scott Johnson at Power Line writes: “… if I were Ms. Miers, on sober second thought I would ask to have my name withdrawn from consideration.”blog comments powered by Disqus
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