Jan. 11, 2001 - Strong opposition is being waged against the appointment of former Senator John Ashcroft to the post of U.S. attorney general. He is being called a racist because he opposed the confirmation of a judge on the grounds that the judge had made unwise decisions in the past. In truth, he voted for the confirmation of 26 of the 28 African-Americans nominated to the federal bench by the Clinton-Gore administration.
Ashcroft is being characterized by opponents as an anti-woman and as a religious fanatic.
Yet the two-term Missouri governor and
two-term state attorney general has been
praised by observers as perhaps the most
qualified of those considered for the job. During
his years as Missouri's attorney general, he was
voted chairman of the bipartisan National
Association of Attorneys General. And as
Missouri's governor, his fellow governors voted
him to be their chairman of the bipartisan
National Governors Association.
Jan 9, 2000 - Planned Parenthood along with other liberal groups have declared war on the nomination of Senator John Ashcroft to the position of U.S. Attorney General. Planned Parenthood is providing a sample form letter to all of the abortion activists in America asking that they write their Senators and contact the Senate Judiciary Committee which will hold hearings on Senator Ashcroft’s nomination.