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Senate Proceeding on Feb 2nd, 2009 :: 0:37:35 to 0:39:35
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Patrick Leahy

0:37:21 to 0:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: i thank the presiding officer. my colleagues for the opportunity to share my thoughts in supporting the nomination of eric holder of the united states of america. thank you, madam president. mr. leahy: madam president? the presiding office senator from vermont is recognized. mr. leahy: madam president, i want to thank the senator from illinois for his excellent statement.

Patrick Leahy

0:37:35 to 0:39:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Patrick Leahy

0:37:43 to 0:38:07( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: i was touched by the fact that the senator from illinois mentioned that he's at the desk once occupied by both senator paul simon and senator barak obama. i had with both senators from illinois. both great people.

Patrick Leahy

0:38:08 to 0:38:29( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: i knee -- i know that it is safe to say will appreciate the statement made by senator burris today, madam i, having known senator paul simon, i think he would be safe to say that he would have been proud of

Patrick Leahy

0:38:30 to 0:38:52( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: he's looking down and seeing this. and, lastly, it was my privilege as a young law student to be recruited by then attorney general robert kennedy who made it very clear that the justice department is for all and nobody, not even his brother, the pre

Patrick Leahy

0:38:53 to 0:39:13( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: allowed to interfere with criminal prosecutions rights prosecutions, and i knew he meant it. i know the senator from shares my feelings in that. i thank him for his statement and i would -- mr. burris: time, madam

Patrick Leahy

0:39:14 to 0:39:35( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: mr. leahy: i yield to the senator from north dakota. mr. dorgan: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from north dakota is recognized. mr. dorgan: madam president, let me thank my colleague from vermont, the chairman of the committee for the work that he has ton on the judiciary -- he has done on the issue committee. but i have come to talk about a new attorney general and about the nomination of eric holder.

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