Selection of Ashcroft Draws Heated Criticism
President-elect Bush's choice of former Missouri Senator John Ashcroft, a Pentecostal Christian, as the country's next attorney general is set to be the most fiercely contested cabinet appointment of the new administration. His selection to replace Janet Reno is being strongly opposed because of his past civil rights and abortion stances. Early criticism cited Ashcroft's faith only obliquely, as something that might give his approach an ideological fervor. Backers cited his faith as related to his reputation for integrity.
The opponents' complaints began with Ashcroft's part in helping thwart President Clinton's nomination of Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ronnie White, the …
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Publication information: Article title: Selection of Ashcroft Draws Heated Criticism. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Christian Century. Volume: 118. Issue: 2 Publication date: January 17, 2001. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Christian Century Foundation. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.