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Schumer to Mukasey: I’m ‘disappointed':

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In November, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) voted to confirm Attorney General Mike Mukasey, assuring him of passage in the Senate Judiciary Committee. But today, after Mukasey’s hedging on waterboarding, Schumer said he was “disappointed” in the attorney general’s responses:

I thought there was a hope, not large, that you just might rise to the occasion. So I’m not surprised with your testimony, but I remain disappointed.

Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/01/schumermukasey3.320.240.flv]

UPDATE: Later in the questioning, Mukasey refused to support the outlawing of waterboarding.