Judiciary Committee Approves Holder, 17-2

Attorney General nominee Eric Holder was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning on a 17-2 vote.

The full Senate must sign off on Holder before he can officially join Obama’s DoJ, but today’s vote effectively removes the political obstacles that stood in the way of full confirmation. We’ll let you know soon which two Republicans voted no on Holder.

Late Update: The two GOP nos were Sens. John Cornyn (TX) and Tom Coburn (OK).