Gingrich Joins Gonzales Critics’ Chorus
Though the Bush administration continues to support Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, another prominent Republican has called for him to step down. One-time House Speaker Newt Gingrich went on “Fox News Sunday” and said Gonzales’ “self-created” mess gets in the way of his job.
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“I cannot imagine how he is going to be effective for the rest of this administration,” Gingrich said on “Fox News Sunday.” “They’re going to be involved in endless hearings, which is going to take up an immense amount of time and effort.
“I think the country, in fact, would be much better served to have a new team at the Justice Department, across the board,” he said.
Gingrich, who is believed to be considering a run for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, is the latest prominent Republican to speak out against the attorney general, and Democrats said the remarks were evidence of waning support within Gonzales’ party.
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