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Gonzales comes under further fire

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is coming under fire recently over the firings of 8 U.S. District Attorneys. This past weekend, 3 new senators came forward (both Democrat and Republican) to express distrust and skepticism over Gonzales and his future in the administration msnbc.com is reporting.

Congresspeople and critics have accused Gonzales of firing 8 District Attorneys for partisan-motivated reasons. It is illegal to allow partisan politics to interfere with decisions of that nature. Two Republicans, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn) said this weekend that they feel Gonzales has compromised trust and integrity within the government.

Another Republican senator, Lindsey Graham, has said that Gonzales's justification of the firings keeps changing and things he's said are not adding up. All congresspeople empahsized the need for trust among govenment officials, and for the American people.

Many critics have called for Gonzales to resign, and this article points to the fact that support for that may be spreading.

The Los Angeles Times is also reporting.