Another question for “Inquiring Minds” – will Gonzalez hold his job for another 30 days?
[quote]Support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sank further Thursday as Democrats proposed a no-confidence vote, a fifth GOP senator called for his resignation and yet another Republican predicted he won’t survive a congressional investigation. . .
. . .New criticism came from multiple Republicans.
One, Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota, on Thursday became the fifth Republican senator to demand that Gonzales leave.
“I would hope that the attorney general understands that the department is suffering right now, and he does the right thing, and that is allows the president to provide new leadership,” Coleman told reporters on a conference call.
And Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., usually a staunch GOP ally, suggested Thursday that Bush consider ejecting Gonzales.
“The president might decide that the current leadership remaining at DOJ is doing more harm than good,” Bond told The Associated Press.
Meanwhile, Sen. Arlen Specter, the Judiciary Committee’s top Republican, said the Justice Department cannot properly oversee Bush’s eavesdropping program with Gonzales at the helm of the agency.
"I have a sense that when we finish our investigation, we may have the conclusion of the tenure of the attorney general," Specter said during a committee hearing. "It’ll be clear even to the attorney general and the president that we’re looking at a dysfunctional department which is vital to the national welfare."
Democrats predicted that a no-confidence resolution, which could come to the floor next week, would put more pressure on Bush to scuttle Gonzales, or inspire the attorney general to step down on his own.[/quote]
But here’s what really gets me. DID YOU HEAR WHAT HE WAS ACCUSED OF LAST WEEK??? They’re now looking into allegations that the fucker went into the hospital apparently at the request of the Shrub to visit his predecessor, AG Ashcroft, who was then in intensive care, in order to have him sign papers certifying the legality of Shrub’s illegal programs.
[quote]several GOP officials acknowledged privately that Republicans were still reeling from testimony this week that Gonzales, when he was Bush’s White House counsel, pressured Attorney General John Ashcroft to certify the legality of Bush’s controversial eavesdropping program while Ashcroft lay in intensive care.
Asked twice during a news conference Thursday if he personally ordered Gonzales to Ashcroft’s hospital room, Bush refused to answer.
"There’s a lot of speculation about what happened and what didn’t happen. I’m not going to talk about it," Bush said.[/quote]
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FUCKING AMAZING! That’s not just cause for job termination, that may be cause for disbarment.