More senators are openly expressing their concern regarding Alberto Gonzales’ lack of integrity and his fitness to serve as this nation’s Attorney General. The clock is ticking until the fine day when we finally shed this scumbag Attorney General …
“We have to have an attorney general who is candid and truthful. And if we find out he’s not been candid and truthful, that’s a very compelling reason for him not to stay on,” said Sen. Arlen Specter, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees the Justice Department.
Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., said Gonzales “does have a credibility problem. … We govern with one currency, and that’s trust. And that trust is all important. And when you lose or debase that currency, then you can’t govern. And I think he’s going to have some difficulties.”
That’s an understatement!
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Gonzales has been “wounded” by the firings. `He has said some things that just don’t add up,” said Graham, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Additionally, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called for Gonzales to step down over his conflicting statements on how involved he was in the dismissals last fall. Democrats contend the prosecutors’ firings were politically motivated.
In the midst of the gathering firestorm, Gonzales continues to maintain that the dismissals were deserved, that he relied on his chief of staff Kyle Sampson to target the dismissals, despite plenty of evidence to the contrary — evidence such as the fact that Sampson was recommending Washington State US Attorney John McKay for a promotion one month before he was unceremoniously sacked.
“And yet we find so many e-mails that contradict what the attorney general has said, contradict what the deputy attorney general has said, contradict what the White House has said. Mr. Sampson’s right in the middle of it,” said Leahy, D-Vt. “We’re going to ask him under oath. … I want him to say exactly what happened.”
Maybe we should start placing bets into an office pool as to when Gonzales will resign? I bet he’ll resign Tuesday at 2 pm EST. What’s your bet?