Bush and Alberto Gonzales: Live Resignation Statements
Update: Bush Live Statement: (Not a transcript, just live-blogging.)
Al Gonzales is a man of integrity, decency and principle. I have reluctantly accepted his resignation with appreciation for his service. He has played a critical role in the war on terror, in developing the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act. He made enforcement of civil rights laws a top priority. He did great on child sex crimes and in fighting corruption. He played a leading role in selecting Justices Alito and Roberts.
He has become a close friend. He and his family have sacrificed.
After months of unfair treatment, he has decided to resign. It's sad when someone like Gonzales is prevented from doing good work because his good name has been dragged through the mud for political purposes.
Solicitor General Paul Clement will serve as acting AG until a replacement is named and confirmed.
No questions taken. More...
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