One of the issues about the fired U.S. attorneys is that members of Congress pushed one fired attorney about a case involving Democrats. Everyone agrees that this kind of congressional pressure is out of line and possible unethical. So why does the former chair of the House Judiciary Committee feel he doesn’t have to follow the same guidelines? James Sensenbrenner is using the hearings today to push Gonzales on the Jefferson case:
As TPMMuckraker notes, the case is currently held up in appeals court due to the execution of a search warrant.
I wonder how many Republicans would be yelling and screaming if a Democrat started pushing Gonzales on the Abramoff scandal and if they will hurry it up and get Tom Delay indicted. Sensenbrenner isn’t upset about the politicization of our Justice Department. He is upset that it isn’t politicized enough!