Posted by Frank James
Republican tells Gonzales to quit
Thu Apr 19, 2007 16:58
 

 
Originally posted: April 19, 2007
Republican tells Gonzales to quit

Posted by Frank James at 2:51 pm CDT

Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is about as conservative as Republican senators get.

Which is why it's worth noting that he told Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign. The senator's suggestion occurred at this afternoon's session of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing at which the attorney general is testifying.

SEN. COBURN: Well, I believe there's consequences to mistakes. I was quoted in the paper saying I think this has been handled in a very incompetent manner. And I believe most people -- I don't care which side of the aisle they are -- would agree with that.

U.S. attorneys' reputation, that were involved, has been harmed. The confidence in U.S. attorneys throughout this country has been damaged. The reputation of the Attorney General's Office has been tarnished and brought into question.


I disavow aggressively any implication that there was a political nature in this. I know that's the politics of the bloodsport that we're playing. I don't think it had anything to do with it. But to me, there has to be consequences to accepting responsibility. And I would just say it's -- Mr. Attorney General, it's my considered opinion that the exact same standards should be applied to you in how this was handled.


It was handled incompetently, the communication was atrocious, it was inconsistent. It's generous to say that there were misstatements; that's a generous statement. And I believe you ought to suffer the consequences that these others have suffered. And I believe the best way to put this behind us is
your resignation.

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Just make sure he poops the cocaine filled balloons he's been carrying around for President Bush before he leaves the DOJ.
Posted by: john | Apr 19, 2007 3:12:29 PM
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/news_theswamp/2007/04/republican_tell.html

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Alberto Gonzales...
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Which is why it's worth noting that he told Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign. The senator's suggestion occurred at this afternoon's session of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing at which the attorney general is testifying.
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