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Nominee In Trouble, Republicans Say

Mon., Feb. 6, 1995

Senate Republicans predicted trouble for President Clinton’s surgeon general nominee Sunday, and chastised the White House for not telling Congress sooner that the doctor performed abortions.

“Will it be in some difficulty? Yes,” Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole said, when asked about the nomination of Dr. Henry Foster Jr., 61.

“I do think it is in serious trouble,” Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., said in a separate interview.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said on CNN’s “Late Edition” that the nomination is in trouble “to a degree, but I don’t think it’s fair to judge him until he has a chance to testify, and I suspect that he’ll come off pretty well.”

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