In a speech on the Senate floor today, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) became the fourth member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to say he would vote against Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey over his refusal to call waterboarding illegal torture. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Joe Biden (D-DE) have also come out against Mukasey. Watch a clip from Kennedy’s speech:
In addition to the four Judiciary Committee members, five more senators have said they will vote against Mukasey: Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), Barack Obama (D-IL), Chis Dodd (D-CT), John Kerry (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).