Monday, June 11, 2007
GOP Blocks Gonzales No-Confidence Vote
Link to original article at SFGate.com
In addition to the controversy over fired prosecutors, lawmakers of both parties have long complained that Gonzales allowed Justice to violate civil liberties on a host of other issues — such as by carrying out Bush's warrantless wiretapping program.
One veteran Republican said Gonzales had used up all his political capital in the Senate.
"There is no confidence in the attorney general on this side of the aisle," said Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Specter voted to move the resolution forward, but he said many of his GOP colleagues would not because they feared political retribution.
Honor among thieves?
We've got the insane running the asylum and the criminals running the justice system.