03/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Senator Previews Attacks On Obama DOJ Nominees

Amid lopsided support Monday for Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., one Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee had some pointed criticism for several still-pending nominees for top positions at the Department of Justice.

Speaking from the Senate floor, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) rebuked two of the nominees for their legal work in the high-profile cases of John Walker Lindh and Terri Schiavo and two other nominees for their views on abortion and on the military. Sessions will have a chance to question each nominee when the committee holds confirmation hearings.

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