White House Counsel Harriet Miers reacts while speaking with Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N .Y., during a meeting to discuss her nomination to the Suprme Court Capitol Hill Monday, Oct. 17, 2005. Schumer is member of the Judiciary Committee, which will hold hearings and take the first vote on the nomination.
The ASSociated Press has Bush Confident Miers Will Be Confirmed.
The White House said Monday that President Bush is confident Harriet Miers will be confirmed to the Supreme Court, even though a Democrat on the Senate panel that will hold hearings on her nomination said she doesn’t have the votes.
Presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said Bush is committed to sticking with Miers until the Senate vote.
“He’s confident that she will be confirmed because as senators come to know her like the president knows her, we’re confident that they will recognize she will make an outstanding Supreme Court justice,” McClellan said.
Flap handicaps that she does not have the votes and will not have the votes.
The President and Harriet Miers should rethink their positions.