Alberto Gonzales is stepping down, but he and the White House may still have to face the music. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid showed no sign of backing down following the resignation announcement: “Congress must get to the bottom of this mess and follow the facts where they lead, into the White House.”
Under Gonzales and Bush, “the Department of Justice suffered a severe crisis of leadership that allowed our justice system to be corrupted by political influence,” said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who has presided over the investigation into the firings of eight prosecutors whom Democrats say were axed for political reasons.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the investigation would not end with Gonzales’ leaving.
“Congress must get to the bottom of this mess and follow the facts where they lead, into the White House,” said the Nevada Democrat.