House Dems celebrate Gonzales resignation
Tampa Area Congresswoman Kathy Castor said todayâs announcement that Alberto Gonzalez had resigned was "long overdue."
San Francisco Bay Area Democratic Congressman George Miller, in Tampa today to join Castor in an event , said âhallejulah.â
Those comments seemed to reflect the sentiment of Democrats across the country. Among Republicans, the sentiment is more ambivalent â as it was among Floridaâs GOP congressional delegation.
Sen. Mel Martinez said Gonzalez had always conducted himself with honesty, dedication and integrity.
But Polk County Rep. Adam Putnam has been a fierce critic. âThe Department of Justice now has the opportunity to benefit from fresh leadership," he said today.
"What the American people need right now is an effective, independent attorney general who will be undistracted in his or her efforts to enforce our laws, secure our borders, and vigorously prosecute the war against militant Islamist jihadists."
Floridaâs other senator, Democrat Bill Nelson said: âWe have an urgent need to restore credibility at the Justice Department. My hope is President Bushâs new pick will take politics out of enforcing the law.â
Nelson was one of just six Democratic senators who voted to confirm Gonzalez as attorney general back in early 2005.comments powered by Disqus