Definition of Torture-- Watching This Useless Democratic Congress Twist in the Wind
Schumer, Feinstein Announce Support for Mukasey
By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, November 2, 2007; 5:21 PM
Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced this afternoon that they will vote in favor of confirming Michael B. Mukasey as attorney general, effectively ending a growing revolt by fellow Democrats that had threatened Mukasey's confirmation.
By announcing their support, the two Democrats virtually guarantee that Mukasey, with support from the nine Republicans, will be narrowly approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
. . . In announcing her support for the nominee, Feinstein said: "First and foremost, Michael Mukasey is not Alberto Gonzales.
. . . Noting that waterboarding has been prosecuted as torture by the U.S. military, Leahy asked: "If an American was captured and waterboarded, would we consider it torture and want to raise bloody hell about it? Of course we would."
. . . "I like Michael Mukasey," Leahy said in his re…