How Democrats restored Republican integrity
April 26, 2007 Leave a comment
I was reading yesterday about how an increasing number of Republican Senators are coming out pretty strongly against Alberto Gonzalez:
time, voicing deep concerns about his performance before the Judiciary Committee last week. “I think there's a huge credibility issue at the Justice Department,” said Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.). “I continue, even after his testimony, to have grave doubts.”
It occurred to me that without the Democratic majority, these Republican Senators who have rediscovered their integrity and seemingly believe in Congressional oversight and competence at the top levels of our bureaucracy would have simply sat silently by. Now with Democrats in the majority able to conduct proper hearings and hold Gonzalez's corruption and incompetence to the light of day, Republicans with integrity have no choice but to call for his resignation. Sadly, had Republicans still been in charge of Congress there is absolutely no doubt they would be letting Gonzalez continue on with nary a peep.