Schumer and Feinstein to support Mukasey.


The AP reports:

Sens. Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein say they will vote for Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey, which likely gives him enough support to pass the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Their decision came shortly after the chairman of the committee, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced he would vote against Mukasey, a former federal judge.

”This is an extremely difficult decision,” Schumer said in a statement, adding that Mukasey ”is not my ideal choice.”

So far, five Democrats on the committee have announced their opposition.