This will be an interesting vote:
The Senate will hold a â€œno confidenceâ€ vote on embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales this Monday, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, announced.
In a statement released Friday, Schumer said if all senators followed their conscience, â€œthis vote would be unanimous.â€
â€œHowever, the president will certainly exert pressure to support the attorney general, his longtime friend,â€ Schumer added. â€œWe will soon see where peopleâ€™s loyalties lie.â€
The attorney general is under investigation by Congress over last yearâ€™s dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys.
Last month, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted Gonzales would resign before facing a â€œsubstantialâ€ no-confidence vote.
â€œI think that if and when he sees that coming, that he would prefer to avoid that kind of an historical black mark,â€ the Pennsylvania senator told CBSâ€™ â€œFace the Nationâ€ on May 20.
But a day after Specterâ€™s comments, Bush reiterated his support in Gonzales and denounced the prospect of a no-confidence vote as â€œpure political theater.â€
Of course watching the news channels you would have no idea something like this was happening. I mean Paris is going back to jail. That is far more important than things like wars and the state of our nation. America is a sad, pathetic place any more.