Sen. Graham: Still Not Happy With Gonzales
washingtonpost.com's Ed O'Keefe sends the following dispatch from South Carolina:
As former deputy attorney general James Comey testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, one member of the committee made it clear last night that he's still not happy with Comey's former boss, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said, "I think the attorney general has credibility problems," adding, "I don't think the attorney general was purposely involved in a plot to fire people for wrong reasons. I think it was poorly handled. And if the president leaves him in the job, I'll work with him the best I can."
Graham cautioned however that Gonzales, "is not out of the woods," on the fired prosecutors scandal.
The senator's comments were made last night at his annual "Milk and Cookies" party for supporters following the South Carolina Republican Party's annual Silver Elephant Banquet, in Columbia.
In the video clip below, Graham says he's confident the new immigration bill being worked on this week will pass next week, with 70 votes in favor, and 30 against. Graham provides an explanation of the bill, and says he expects the House will pass a similar version, leading to President Bush's final approval.
As for Alberto Gonzales, Graham cautioned however that the AG "is not out of the woods" when it comes to the fired prosecutors scandal.
So should the attorney general resign?
"I'll leave that up to him and the president," Graham said.
And what does the senator want to hear from former Gonzales aide Monica Goodling, when she testifies later this month?
"The truth, whatever that is," he said.
Watch Graham's comments below:
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