WASHINGTON - the nation's first Hispanic attorney general, announced his resignation Monday, driven from office after a wrenching standoff with congressional critics over his honesty and competence.,
Republicans and Democrats alike had demanded his departure over the botched handling ofterror investigations and the firings of U.S. attorneys, but had defiantly stood by his friend for months until accepting his resignation last Friday.
"After months of unfair treatment that has created a harmful distraction at the Justice Department, Judge Gonzales decided to submit his resignation and I have accepted his decision," Bush said from Texas, where he is vacationing.
Solicitor Generalwill be acting attorney general until a replacement is found and confirmed by the Senate, Bush said.
chief was among those mentioned as possible successors, though a senior administration official said the matter had not been raised with Chertoff. Bush leaves Washington next Monday for , and Gonzales' replacement might not be named by then, the official said.
The Democrats CAN actually be effective. But now, it was some Repubs that was like
"this lil mexican negro GOT TA GO".
The Blog/Innernets 'Bout to go Nuts.
I wonder what the implications are for his Homies.
Where my homies/ creepin' throught the hood/========
where my homies/ up to no good/
come around my wayyyyyyyyy
~ Ill and Al Scratch.
They announce this sh*t today to distract from the Katrina Anniversary?