"If the administration wanted a confirmation hearing, there would have been a confirmation hearing. It is pure speculation, but I don't think the administration wants a gunbattle over this nomination. First, [Andrew Traver] comes across as almost opposed to the Second Amendment. Second, there is Fast and Furious. I would think the Senate would bring it up at the hearing," said Rep. Ted Poe, Texas Republican and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. (Associated Press)

"If the administration wanted a confirmation hearing, there would have been a confirmation hearing. It is pure speculation, but I don't think the administration wants a gunbattle over this nomination. First, [Andrew Traver] comes across as almost opposed to the Second Amendment. Second, there is Fast and Furious. I would think the Senate would bring it up at the hearing," said Rep. Ted Poe, Texas Republican and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. (Associated Press)