The Post wrote:
This is unconscionable. Ms. Johnsen is highly qualified for the OLC post: She served for several years as a top assistant in the office during the Clinton administration and has earned the respect of top OLC lawyers who worked for Republican and Democratic presidents. She should be confirmed, but her nomination has been held hostage mainly by Republicans who are using her strong pro-choice views as political fodder. It has not helped matters that Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) has been less than assertive in pushing for a vote.
The newspaper's editorial also noted that the Senate has stalled on confirming three of the administration's federal appeals court nominees.