GOP Behaving Poorly: GOP Delaying Holder Confirmation Over Torture – want him to promise not to go after Bushies
Posted on January 22, 2009
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Senate Republicans hope to delay a vote on the confirmation of Eric Holder to become attorney general in order to pressure him to say whether he will prosecute intelligence agents for torture if they were following orders and acting within what they believed to be legal guidelines.
Holder told the Judiciary Committee last week that waterboarding is “torture” and therefore illegal. Susan J. Crawford, the top Bush administration official overseeing the trials of detainees, told the Washington Post that at least one individual held at the prison center at Guantanamo Bay was “tortured.”
The question Republicans want answered before Holder is confirmed: Will you prosecute those who took part in that torture?
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