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