Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 23, giving Republicans who have criticized his performance an opportunity to question him directly.
The committee regularly holds oversight hearings for the U.S. Department of Justice. The most recent such hearing was in November, when Holder testified for four hours. But since then, especially in the wake of the failed Christmas Day bombing of a passenger airplane heading to Detroit, GOP senators have ramped up their criticism. Also likely on the agenda: the venue for trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and others involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the committee’s usual hearing room, according to a news release.