Earlier this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced that he’ll be voting against confirming Michael Mukasey as attorney general. Today, over at The Huffington Post, he explains why — with no weaseling:
Mukasey should not be confirmed because he could not muster a simple, straightforward answer at his confirmation hearing when he was asked the simple, straightforward question: Is the president of the United States required to obey federal statutes? “That would have to depend,” he weaseled, “on whether what goes outside the statute nonetheless lies within the authority of the president to defend the country.”
Here’s Mukasey’s dance around a similar question.