Senate considers 'no confidence' vote in Gonzales
Senators are considering a vote of no confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Reuters reported Monday. The senators hope the vote will help push Gonzales to resign as controversy around the dismissal of U.S. attorneys for political reasons grows. President Bush called the effort "meaningless" and said the movement is likely to fail. A no confidence vote has no physical impact in the United States, however, Democratic leaders in the Senate want to bring further pain to the struggling Bush Administration. Senate Republicans are expected to block a no confidence vote, since Democrats hold a majority of Senate seats but not the 60 required to pass a vote of no confidence.