Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Musgrave: AG Should Consider Stepping Aside

From the Denver Post

Republican Marilyn Musgrave today joined the growing group of voices questioning whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should stay in his job.

Musgrave, a Fort Morgan congresswoman, wrote Gonzales a letter stating "that, for the good of our country and out of loyalty to the President, you consider stepping aside to ensure that the President, Congress and the county's leaders can rededicate themselves to the important issues facing our nation."

A few Republican and several Democratic lawmakers have called for Gonzales' resignation.

Last week Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., said Gonzales should leave. Salazar calls Gonzales a friend, introduced him at his Senate confirmation hearing, and briefly sat beside him with Gonzales recently testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, addressing the controversy over the firing of U.S. attorneys.

Several Senate Democrats have called for a no- confidence vote on Gonzales.

On Monday President Bush said Gonzales still had his support, and denounced the no-confidence vote as "pure political theater."

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