Eric Holder

Cornyn Warns Against Confirming Holder Successor in Lame Duck (Video)

Cornyn (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn said Monday the debate over replacing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will "take a lot of oxygen out of the air" for the post-election lame-duck session.  

"There's so much ill will already, this would just poison the well even further," the Texas Republican said in an interview with the editorial board of The Dallas Morning News.