How will Saxby vote on Gonzales?

CNN is reporting that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will face a no-confidence vote in the U.S. Senate on Monday.

Why?

Because, for starters, in testimony before a Senate committee, it was revealed that “when Gonzalez was Bush’s White House counsel, he pressured Attorney General John Ashcroft to certify the legality of Bush’s controversial eavesdropping program while Ashcroft lay in intensive care.” [Source: 5/17/2007 Forbes.com article “Dems Seek No-Confidence Vote on Gonzales”]

And then, of course, there’s the question of the firings of at least eight U.S. attorneys.

From all news accounts, at least nine Congressional Republicans (Sens. John Sununu of New Hampshire, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, John McCain of Arizona, Norm Coleman of Minnesota, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, Pat Roberts of Kansas, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, Gordon Smith of Oregon, and House Republican Conference Chair Adam Putnam of Florida) have called for Gonzalez to step down.

The question now is how will Georgia’s senior Senator vote?

When the U.S. Senate takes up the no-confidence motion, how will Saxby vote?

My crystal ball tells me that, more than likely, he’ll continue to lick Bush; but maybe…just maybe, Saxby will surprise us.

12 comments

  1. Bull Moose says:

    Saxby and Johnny should cast votes of no confidence in this Attorney General.

    It will be all but impossible for either of them to defend a vote in support of Gonzales.

  2. ToddH says:

    I just don’t think the Gonzales crisis will be of much concern to Georgia voters in ’08 so a vote in favor of him will not be all that dangerous. I don’t see him bucking the President and risking any wrath by dissing someone the majority of Georgians don’t give a fig for.

  3. Bull Moose says:

    Yeah, law and order don’t matter at all… ToddH you’re showing your hard right colors man…

  4. buzzbrockway says:

    Does it really matter what the Congress thinks of Gonzales? The AG serves at the pleasure of the President. With only 18 months left for Bush, does he really want to fight the Senate over a new AG?

  5. IndyInjun says:

    Leaving GoneZales in office won’t do them a lot of good either.

    The way the GOPers drank the Bush Kool Aid and acted like zombies for 6 years was downright unsettling.

    The man is the Worst POTUS ever and the revelations just keep coming and coming.

    His followers just lost all common sense.

    The list of good, honest conservatives fired, scapegoated, ridiculed, demoted, and other wise done wrong by the Bush gang is longer than my arm.

    If he did not have so little time left, he would and should be impeached.

    Impeachment was designed for the likes of ‘W’

    DEFEAT is the best remedy for imposters like Chambliss.

  6. liberator says:

    Gonzales is a disgrace who has no understanding of liberty or the bill of rights. It will be a great day for America when he is gone!

  7. Paul from Jefferson says:

    Yes, he is a disgrace, but before we get into this “no confidence” thing don’t we need another Constitutional Convention to change into a parliamentary form of government? This is just another publicity stunt and a way for Congress to waste time and money. I vote that we limit Congress to 40 days in session each year with the rest of the time spent in district resolving constituent service problems.

  8. Bill Simon says:

    When I look back at all of the folks who have “serve(d) at the pleasure of the President,” I think to myself that “Damn! Dubya sure is pleasuring himself a lot these days…maybe as often as Bill Clinton did.”

  9. Federalist says:

    Gonzales has shown a blatant disregard for, and public disrespect of the law. Justice is the one area of government that must remain conservative, philosopically speaking. (Not that neocon ideology garbage.) The AG has shown that he, and the administration, believes that Justice only belongs to the people that put him in office. The DOJ has become so politicized under Gonzales, and Ashcroft as well, that it is difficult to even call it the Dept. of Justice. Chambliss should vote no-confidence.

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