Monday, March 05, 2007

Show Gonzales the Door

At a recent press conference, the highest law enforcement official in our land said in response to why he hadn't answered congressional inquiries about the firing of U.S. Attorneys: “I think that the American people lose if I spend all my time worrying about congressional requests for information, if I spend all my time responding to subpoenas.”

This is Bush's idea of justice.... an Attorney General who puts himself above the law.

So.... the Democratic-led House Judiciary subcommittee has issued subpoenas to the fired prosecutors and will start hearings on Tuesday.... prompting Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) to fess up.... admitting he contacted fired U.S. Attorney Iglesias who said he was being pressured by Domenici about the pace of a corruption probe of Democrats.

"Administration officials acknowledged Friday that the White House approved the unusual firings, in which seven of the prosecutors were called Dec. 7 and asked to resign, even though most had positive job reviews. An eighth prosecutor, in Arkansas, was informed of his firing earlier, opening the job for a former aide to presidential adviser Karl Rove." (WaPo)

For his unwillingness to enforce immigration and other laws inconvenient to the Bush administration's agenda.... for going after and prosecuting law enforcement officers while protecting a drug smuggler.... for firing and replacing competent U.S. Attorneys for political reasons.... and, while as White House counsel, personally approving Bush's program for warrantless domestic wiretaps which circumvented the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and lying to Congress about it.... Attorney General Gonzales has to go.

Rid us of this blight upon our system of justice. Congress.... impeach Gonzales!

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