Friday, March 30, 2007

Gonzales losing Republican support

Not sure how much he ever had, but the Repubs these days especially don't seem likely to go to the mat over some Bush crony.

Senators Specter, Graham, and Hagel seem to be distancing themselves from this mess:

Stopping short of demanding Gonzales' resignation, Sen. Arlen Specter cited a November 27 calendar entry placing the attorney general at a Justice Department meeting to discuss the dismissals. Those documents "appear to contradict" Gonzales' earlier statements that he never participated in such conversations, said Specter, top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee that oversees the Justice Department.

"We have to have an attorney general who is candid, truthful. And if we find out he has not been candid and truthful, that's a very compelling reason for him not to stay on," said Specter, R-Pennsylvania.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said Gonzales has been "wounded" by the firings. "He has said some things that just don't add up," said Graham, who also is on the Senate Judiciary panel. And Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska, said the Justice Department has continually changed its story about the dismissals.

Well, I don't know if Gonzales is out for sure, but if he's losing support of that caliber even before there's been any kind of testimony, things really don't look good for him.

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