Attorney General Nomination Hearing, Day 1

Following extensive opening statements by committee members, Mr. Ashcroft was introduced by Senators Carnahan, Hutchison, and… read more

Following extensive opening statements by committee members, Mr. Ashcroft was introduced by Senators Carnahan, Hutchison, and Bond. Mr. Ashcroft testified about his nomination as attorney general. He pledged to enforce existing laws even though he had publicly disagreed with laws governing abortion rights, gun control, and other social issues. He was sometimes harshly questioned about how his conservative views might influence his ability to represent all Americans and enforce the laws with which he disagreed. close

This program has not yet aired

Alert me when this program is:

People in this video

More People

Hosting Organization

More information about

Attorney General Nomination Hearing, Day 1

22 Views
Program ID:
161773-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 6, 2001
Last Aired:
Jan 17, 2001

Airing Details

  • Jan 06, 2001 | 1:21pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 16, 2001 | 3:20pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 16, 2001 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 17, 2001 | 3:24am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 17, 2001 | 5:01am EST | C-SPAN 1