Sen. John CornynJohn CornynAfter Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem Overnight Defense: Lawmakers question military's lapse after Texas shooting | Trump asks North Korea to 'make a deal' | Senate panel approves Army pick Overnight Regulation: House passes bill to overturn joint-employer rule | Trump officials to allow work requirements for Medicaid | Lawmakers 'alarmed' by EPA's science board changes MORE (R-Texas), a member of the Judiciary Committee and a former state attorney general, had a "positive" reaction Wednesday to reports that Eric HolderEric H. HolderHolder: Sessions is ‘racially insensitive’ and ‘racially unaware’ Let's start giving media manipulation the attention it deserves Hannity slams Maddow, Megyn Kelly: 'Are you proud of that reporting?' MORE will be nominated as the next U.S. Attorney General, but warned that the confirmation process on the Senate Judiciary Committee will be thorough.

"As a member of the Judiciary Committee, I'll have the opportunity to get into some detail and ask him questions, and I look forward to the confirmation process," Cornyn said. "Everything is open. It's not like a judge where they can't commit to particular views, so there's nothing off the table."

Cornyn said President-elect Barack Obama's transition team did not reach out to him for any response to Holder.

-J. Taylor Rushing