Feingold to oppose Mukasey.

In a statement released this morning, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) said he will vote against the nomination of Michael Mukasey. Feingold said that, while Mukasey has many “impressive qualities,” the country “needs an Attorney General who will tell the President that he cannot ignore the laws passed by Congress. Unfortunately, Judge Mukasey was unwilling to reject the extreme and dangerous theories of executive power that this administration has put forward.”