Today is the day for the no confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez. I am now reading that the vote is not expected to pass, that it will be along party lines with Republicans covering for each other. At least 5 Republicans have called for Gonzalez to step down If those 5 vote for the resolution, the Democrats would be in striking distance of getting the bill passed. That is of course if none of their own members stab Shumer in the back and vote for Gonzo, which is entirely possible. Much more possible than for the Republicans to vote against Gonzalez, even the one that already called for his ouster. That’s the difference betweein the two parties, Republicans stand by each other no matter how atrocious their crimes against humanity and the American people, while Democrats stab each other in the back even when they are right. If the resolution does not pass it makes the Democrats look even more weak, and
impotent then they already do now, even though they are the majority party. If Democrats feel they don’t have the vote perhaps they should scrub the whole thing, they say they want to put Republican on record on the matter, which I am sure they will be happy to do, as they defeat the Democrats for the 8,000th time.
Senate No-Confidence Vote On Gonzales Today
The Senate is expected to vote late this afternoon on S.J.RES.14, authored by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and intended to formally convey to the White House, Congress’s total lack of confidence in embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
â€œIf all senators who have actually lost confidence in Attorney General Gonzales voted their conscience, this vote would be unanimous,” said Schumer in a statement on Friday. “However, the President will certainly exert pressure to support the Attorney General, his longtime friend. We will soon see where peopleâ€™s loyalties lie.â€
George W. Bush, of course, stands by his man, calling any such vote “pure political theater” and saying last month that Congress “â€¦ought to get the job done of passing legislation, as opposed to figuring out how to be actors on the political theater stage.”
Schumer’s resolution couldnâ€™t be more simple and reads as follows:
Expressing the sense of the Senate that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales no longer holds the confidence of the Senate and of the American people.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,