If Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales wasn’t concerned about job security before, now may be the time for him to start worrying. President Bush gave Gonzales a public dressing-down Wednesday about his role in the recent spate of U.S. attorney firings, adding more weight to the speculation that his days on the job may be numbered.
President Bush publicly scolded Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales on Wednesday, saying he was “not happy” about the way the firing of several U.S. attorneys was handled by the Justice Department.
The rare rebuke of one of Bush’s closest advisors added to the intensifying debate over whether Gonzales should step aside just two years into his tenure.
Sen. John E. Sununu (R-N.H.) on Wednesday became the first Republican to call for the attorney general to step down.