Democrats call for ‘no confidence’ vote on Gonzales
Published: Thursday May 17, 2007
Two Democratic senators leading an investigation into whether Alberto Gonzales was involved in firing eight US Attorneys for political motives are calling for a vote of “no confidence” in the embattled Attorney General.
Sens. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plan to introduce a nonbinding resolution expressing the sense the Senate has lost confidence in Gonzales’s ability to run the Justice Department. The measure would not directly impact Gonzales’s ability to keep his job, it would force Republicans to go on record with their support of the attorney general.