It looks like Arlen Specter, the ranking GOPer on the Senate Judiciary committee, has decided to support Eric Holder's nomination to be Attorney General after all, as Elana reports
over at TPMDC.
Specter has put up roadblocks to Holder's confirmation from the start, first getting the hearings delayed a week
, then getting the committee vote itself delayed another week
, until tomorrow.
Here's a statement just put out by committee chairman Pat Leahy, who has led the fight to get Holder confirmed:
I am glad that Senator Specter has resolved his concerns and will support Eric Holder's nomination to be the next Attorney General. He joins the dozens of organizations and individuals across the political spectrum that for more than two months have praised the qualifications, integrity, and independence of this nominee. Tomorrow the Committee will move forward to report this historic nomination to the Senate, and I hope the Senate will debate and vote on Mr. Holder's nomination without further delay.