Republican Senators Back Specter on Chairmanship Pennsylvania Republican Arlen Specter was the natural choice to head the Senate Judiciary Committee. That is until he upset evangelical Christians by saying anti-abortion judicial nominees may have a tough time getting to the Senate floor. But Specter has gained the necessary support of several key colleagues. Hear NPR's David Welna.

Republican Senators Back Specter on Chairmanship

Republican Senators Back Specter on Chairmanship

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Pennsylvania Republican Arlen Specter was the natural choice to head the Senate Judiciary Committee. That is until he upset evangelical Christians by saying anti-abortion judicial nominees may have a tough time getting to the Senate floor. But Specter has gained the necessary support of several key colleagues. Hear NPR's David Welna.