Senate Republicans Deliver Sharp
Criticism of Gonzales
Senators say attorney general fired prosecutors without explanation.
By Paul Kane and Dan Eggen
The Washington Post
Thursday 08 March 2007
Senior Senate Republicans today delivered scathing criticism of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales for his handling of the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, joining Democrats in chagrin that the prosecutors were dismissed without adequate explanation.
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, suggested that Gonzales's status as the nation's leading law enforcement officer might not last through the remainder of President Bush's term, pointedly disputing the attorney general's public rationale for the mass firings.