Gonzales Hearings Today
Via the AP: Gonzales to Appear Before Senate Panel
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was to be summoned to a Capitol Hill showdown Thursday as he fights to save his job in the face of calls for his ouster over the bungled firings of eight U.S. attorneys that Democrats say were driven by party politics.
The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a daylong hearing for Gonzales’ first appearance under oath since the firings set off an uproar in February that has only escalated with a bewildering series of conflicting accounts from the attorney general, his current and former aides and White House officials.
The Virginia Tech shooting that delayed the hearing for two days could temper the tone of the proceedings, several lawmakers said. But both Democrats and Republicans were eager to get on with the Gonzales matter.
Perhaps (in re: tone), but we shall see.
I was wondering if the hearings had taken place but had been buried by the Va Tech shooting, but it makes sense that they were delayed.