Dems Seek No-Confidence Vote on Gonzales
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Senate Democrats said Thursday they will seek a no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over accusations that he carried out President Bush's political agenda at the expense of the Justice Department's independence.You are damned right he "has been too weakened to run the department" which is why he needs to go now. The fact that he is an incompetent lying bastard is probably also a good enough reason. So why bother with a no confidence vote? Just make it clear to Gonzo and Bozo in the White House that he resigns or he gets fired by the congress. Is that really all that difficult?
Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York and Dianne Feinstein of California, who have led the investigation into the conduct of White House officials and Gonzales, said the attorney general has been too weakened to run the department.
Steve Soto agrees and has more:
The problem for Gonzales is that he and Bush already have a credibility problem with Congress on the federal attorney sackings, where Hagel, Pat Roberts and other GOP senators now want Gonzales gone or predict he will resign for misleading them on the scope of the sackings originally planned, many of course in political battleground states. Beyond that though, as Jonathan Turley noted, the revelations from Comey confirm that the president condoned an unauthorized and illegal domestic spying program, which is an impeachable offense. The White House knows they are on very shaky ground now, as evidenced by Bush’s tap dance today. Glenn Greenwald states clearly that what we have here is a president who condoned an illegal domestic spying program for over two years that was so egregious that his own Justice Department hierarchy and FBI director threatened to resign over it. Yet Bush went ahead with it anyway, and then dumped Ashcroft after the election and solved his problem by appointing Gonzales to bury any threats of such illegality seeing the light of day while Bush was in office in the hope that they could ride it out for 4 years.
And then came the unforeseen 2006 midterm result. The Bush Administration may have finally hit the rocks this week, especially when both the Bush-enabling Post and the NYT now want to know what illegal activity Bush authorized for those 2 ½ years that we are just now finding out about.