GOP Blocks Attorney General's No-Confidence Vote - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/11/07

GOP Blocks Attorney General's No-Confidence Vote

On Capitol Hill, Republicans have blocked the Senate's no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Republican lawmakers rejected a symbolic Democratic effort to prod Gonzales from office despite blistering criticism from lawmakers in both parties.

The 53-to-38 vote to move the resolution to full debate fell seven short of the 60 required. Republicans did not defend Gonzales, but most voted against moving the resolution ahead.

Short of impeachment, Congress has no authority to oust a Cabinet member. Gonzales dismissed the rhetorical ruckus on Capitol Hill, and President Bush continued to stand by his longtime friend and legal adviser.

Tell us what you think...
kcbd.com Message Boards
Sound off on news or current events on our message boards!

Powered by WorldNow

5600 Avenue A
Lubbock, TX. 79404

FCC Public File
publicfile@kcbd.com
806-744-1414
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KCBD. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.