03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jeff Sessions Requests Suspension Of Stephanie Villafuerte Nomination Process

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has asked that consideration of Stephanie Villafuerte's nomination as Colorado U.S. Attorney be delayed because her record is "incomplete."

In a letter to committee chair Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sessions said he wants answers from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about why Cory Voorhis, an immigration agent, was fired for accessing the same restricted database that Villafuerte's former colleagues also accessed. Sessions said after asking those questions he also became concerned that Villafuerte's record was not complete.

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