Saturday, January 29, 2005

Torture isn't an American Value

Hooray for Maria! Lets hope this is only the beginning of Democratic Politicians standing up for American values.

January 27, 2005
Cantwell to Oppose U.S. Attorney General Nominee Alberto Gonzales
Questions torture memo role and Enron connections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) today announced that she will vote against the nomination of Judge Alberto Gonzales to be the next U.S. Attorney General when it comes to the Senate floor next week.

“The Attorney General of the United States , as the chief law enforcement officer in the land, holds a special independent place in the government. While the President selects the nominee, the Constitution requires the Senate to provide ‘advice and consent.' After carefully listening to Judge Gonzales during his Senate hearings and reading his responses to questions, I have decided to oppose his confirmation. . . .
[ full statement ]

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