(CNN) - Sen. Arlen Specter, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is set to hold a press conference Tuesday on the nomination of Eric Holder, President Obama's choice to be attorney general.
It's likely Specter will announce whether he will vote to confirm Holder when the committee convenes Wednesday.
Earlier: Holder confirmation hearing delayed a week
Specter's decision could significantly affect how many Republicans ultimately vote against one of the president's most controversial cabinet appointments.
The press conference is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. ET.
The Republicans like those fat cats on Wall Street just do not get it.
They are trying to do the same old same old when we need a paradigm shift. They are very poor at reading the signs of the times. Survival belongs to those who can adjust and change. The posturing will not do.
For all of you Rethuglicans out there........Here's to hoping the Repugs piss off Holder by voting against him. Holder gets seated anyway and then goes after the Republican war criminals in a big way. I'm talking about indictments against George W. Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Gonzales, Rove and maybe Ashcroft if they can dig up anything concrete on him. The rest would be a "slam dunk".Bush and company ought to be thinking about buying some real estate in Paraguay, Brazil or maybe Argentina. Maybe while we are at it we could ship some Israeli war criminals down to Latin America too. Olmert, Netenyahu adios amigos.
If he openly flaunts the law, as the Treasury Secretary openly flaunted tax rules, then he should be confirmed.
If Spector votes to confirm Holder, he's a bigger fool that once thought!
Do you remember Roberto Gonzalez? Anybody is better than that.
What partisan granstanding!
Why is it when we talk about war crimes the Republicans want to say hey lets not look into the past, we have to move on and focus on today,but in terms of Mr.Holder they want to live in the past. I really need a republician to tell me how is that
You can almost smell the republican flop sweat. They're more concerned about Holder prosecuting their messiahs GW Bush, Rove and Rummy than they are with restoring justice to the Justice Department.
All politicians should be vomitted on when they make you feel ill.
The tax cheat confirmation is just incredibly gaulling. I think I'm going to hit a congressman.
What has Specter done that he needs a pardon from Holder?
"Prepare your welcome baskets for the former GITMO detainees as your new neighbors. Just not in Pelosi's district."
God, Republicans are stupid. Yes, they are just going to bus them into the US and let them off.
Do you clowns even think before you type or has Rush simply taken over your entire brain.
And I will take a innocent GITMO detainee next to me anyday. There would be one person that really understand the term "freedom".
When will we hear about Karl Rove "influencing" (i.e., financially) Specter because Rove knows Holder might proceed with criminal prosecutions of the whole Bushwhacked Klan?
Maybe he can find out what happened to the Superbowl tapes!
Please appoint the man already and let's move on. NO one cares about all these foo-foos.