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Durbin: Right-Wing Opposition Was 'Real Reason' for Miers Withdrawal

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Durbin: Right-Wing Opposition Was 'Real Reason' for Miers Withdrawal

Durbin: Right-Wing Opposition Was 'Real Reason' for Miers Withdrawal

Durbin: Right-Wing Opposition Was 'Real Reason' for Miers Withdrawal

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White House counsel Harriet Miers has stepped aside as a candidate for the Supreme Court. Conservatives had questioned her qualifications for the high court, but Democrats now say Miers should have been given a Senate hearing. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) talks with Renee Montagne.