The Corner

House GOP Hangover

As has been widely noted, there is little support for AG Gonzales among congressional Republicans.  GOP House Conference Chairman Adam Putnam is one of many who believes that Alberto Gonzales is “rapidly reaching the point where he can’t serve the President or leffectively lead the Justice Department.”  The young conservative Florida member also explains that there is a hangover owing to how Secretary Rumsfeld’s resignation was handled that is not helping the AG.  “Clearly some of the reluctance on the part of congressional Republicans to go to the mat for [AG] Gonzales is a consequence of having their fingers burned once in the Rumsfeld debacle.” 

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