On a conference call this morning, Sen. Pat Leahy was asked about his ongoing spat with ranking GOPer Arlen Specter over the nomination of Eric Holder to be Attorney General — which Leahy supports and Specter has expressed extreme skepticism about.
In response, Leahy upped the rhetoric, saying of Specter:
It may be coincidence that his positions have been those of Karl Rove. I suspect it is coincidence.
He was a lead supporter in the US Senate of Alberto Gonzales. I disagreed with him on Alberto Gonzales. If he could support Gonzales, who turned out to be a disaster as Attorney General and was eventually forced out by President Bush, I would think that he would be very happy to support Eric Holder.