Bush Vote of Confidence: AG 'Broke No Law'
Countering calls from both sides of the aisle for the resignation of embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, President Bush on Monday defended him as “an honest, honorable man, in whom I have confidence,” reports the Chicago Tribune.
Although many observers have said they lost confidence in Gonzales during his hearing last week before a skeptical Senate Judiciary Committee, the president said the event had the opposite effect on him. “As … the hearings went forward, it was clear the attorney general broke no law, did no wrongdoing,” Bush said.
A groundswell of opposition to Gonzales’ continuance in office has been growing since the hearing, as this AP story discusses. However, only President Bush can fire Gonzales, as discussed in ABAJournal.com posts earlier today and last week.
For a detailed, real-time discussion of what was said at the hearing, see this ABAJournal.com post.