Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers waits for Senator Charles Grassley before their meeting at the Hart Senate office building on Capitol Hill in Washington October 4, 2005.
President George W. Bush said on Wednesday that religion is part of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers’ life as he tried to counter complaints that she may not be conservative enough and the White House acknowledged two other potential candidates had withdrawn.
After disclosure that several staff lawyers for Republican senators had questioned Miers’ credentials, Bush again expressed confidence that she would win Senate confirmation.
“She’s going to make a great Supreme Court judge,” Bush said of Miers, now the White House counsel and Bush’s former personal lawyer.
“People are interested to know why I picked Harriet Miers,” Bush said. “They want to know Harriet Miers’ background, they want to know as much as they possibly can before they form opinions. And part of Harriet Miers’ life is her religion.”
The White House is scrambling to bolster support for Miers amid calls from some conservatives that he withdraw her nomination. Officials have noted that Miers is a conservative Christian whose church opposes abortion to try and quiet her critics.
For Flap’s friends on the RIGHT who do not support Harriet Miers’ nomination to SCOTUS, remember it is the President’s CALL.
The United States Senate has NO reason not to confirm her.