Halbrook Testimony on C-SPAN on Nominee Eric Holder for Attorney General
By David J. Theroux • Thursday January 22, 2009 7:06 PM PST •
Here is Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook on C-SPAN on January 16th before the Senate Judiciary Committee, testifying against the confirmation of Eric Holder, Jr., for Attorney General of the U.S.
Dr. Halbrook’s full written testimony is available here. He is the author of the recent Independent Institute book, The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms, that has formed the basis for our Second Amendment Book Bomb as well as his earlier Amici Curiae Brief in the historic Supreme Court case of District of Columbia v. Heller on behalf of 55 members of the Senate, the Senate President, and 250 members of the House of Representatives.
Incredibly enough, in reporting on the hearings in his article, “Clinton Is Approved, but Vote on Holder Is Delayed” (reprinted here in the International Herald Tribune), David Stout of the New York Times not only fails to mention Dr. Halbrook’s testimony but actually makes the flatly erroneous claim that “No one has questioned Mr. Holder’s qualifications.”