Many GOP Senators complaining about Holder voted for him
...what, they couldn't see it coming?
Some of these guys really are sad. It's not as though they didn't have sufficient reason to oppose Holder when Obama nominated him. In fact, most of the Senate Republicans DID oppose him. But they didn't. Whether they were caught up in the warm, fuzzy glow of "getalongism", "hopenchange", intimidated by Obama, or just plain stupid, they voted for the guy. Now they're complaining.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl (Ariz.), U.S. Senator Kit Bond (R-Mo.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and other senators today sent the following letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in response to his decision to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA officials who interrogated al Qaeda terrorists:
“We are deeply disappointed by today’s announcement that you have chosen to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA officials who interrogated al Qaeda terrorists. As we explained to you in a letter dated August 19, 2009, reopening those cases—which career prosecutors have already determined do not warrant criminal prosecution—could, among other things, have a chilling effect on the work of the intelligence community....
The time to be "deeply disappointed" was BEFORE you voted to approve this guy's nomination. Not wait until after he's in a position to do serious damange to our country's national security capabilities.
Nice goin' guys.