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.