Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSenate Dems: Border wall is a budget 'poison pill' Senate braces for fallout over Supreme Court fight Former congressman indicted on conspiracy charges 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. HolderUber donates M to supporting minorities in tech Overnight Tech: Senate moving to kill FCC's internet privacy rules | Bill Gates pushes for foreign aid | Verizon, AT&T pull Google ads | Q&A with IBM's VP for cyber threat intel Uber leadership sticking by CEO 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