Friday, February 09, 2007

Key House Democrat to hold hearings on recent firing of U.S. Attorneys

A key House Democrat is announcing her plan for hearings on the recent dismissal of U.S. Attorneys, according to a press release.

"Congresswoman Linda Sánchez, Chairwoman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law (CAL), today announced her intention to begin hearings on the Bush Administration's recent firing of seven U.S. Attorneys," the release states.

Sánchez' jurisdiction in her role on the subcommittee "includes oversight of certain federal agencies," one of them being the Office of the U.S. Attorneys, according to the release.

"I'm calling this hearing because we need to make sure that the selection of federal prosecutors is not being made for political reasons," Chairwoman Sánchez is quoted. "No presidential administration - now or in the future - should be allowed to dismantle the important constitutional set of checks and balances to achieve a political agenda."


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