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Senate Proceeding on Jan 12th, 2009 :: 1:24:30 to 1:27:30
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Sheldon Whitehouse

1:24:16 to 1:24:37( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: integrity, and he vowche vouches for eric holder. louis freeh, who was the director of investigation, wrote this: "i am certain that eric has the highest legal competence, total integrity, importantly, the political independence to discharge faithfully the immense trust this nation reposes in its

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:24:30 to 1:27:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:24:38 to 1:24:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: attorney general. in all of eric's interactions with me as well as in his close coordination wit my deputy and other assistant directors who also had extensive and sometimes daily contact with him, eric always displayed total integrity

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:24:59 to 1:25:20( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: integrity, courageous leadership leadership, complete fairness, and once again and most importantly, political independence." and former attorney general bill barr, former deputy attorney george terwilligar and others wrote that mr. holder's --

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:25:21 to 1:25:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: quote -- "30-year professional career has consistently been characterized by unfailing political independence. eric holder is the right man at the right citizens in the ahead

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:25:42 to 1:26:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: there is a powerful record behind eric holder of political independence. the measure of independence is the president or your party on every question every time. the measure is whether you decide against the president or your party when the law direct it. in my view, eric holder has met

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:26:03 to 1:26:24( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: that standard. and in the view of attorneys general and deputy attorneys general and people who have served know him well, they agree that he has fully met that standard. mr. president, i take the senate's role in the confirmation process very seriously. i believe that the judiciary

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:26:25 to 1:26:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: committee must and under the leadership of chairman leahy will csely examine mr. holder's record and his qualifications. this is our duty. and at the end that have process, i believe -- and at the end of that process, i believe that the majority of colleagues will agree with me and with so many others that eric holder is the right person

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:26:47 to 1:27:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: at the right time department of to its rightful standing as the defender of what is good and what is honorable and what is true in our nation. i thank the presiding officer. i yield the floor. mr. president, i'd note the

Sheldon Whitehouse

1:27:09 to 1:27:32( Edit History Discussion )

Sheldon Whitehouse: absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll.

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