Gonzales No-Confidence Bid Blocked

Friel, Brian; Smallen, Jill; Dick, Jason
June 2007
National Journal;6/16/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 24, p58
The article reports on the failure of a motion to take up a measure that would express no confidence in U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales despite the support of Senate Democrats and Republicans. The measure fell short of seven votes. Senator Charles Schumer sponsored the resolution arguing that Gonzales has misled the Congress regarding the firing of nine attorneys. Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott noted that the resolution have no effect on President George W. Bush's support for Gonzales.


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