Embattled Bush loyalist loses key conservative support
April 8, 2007
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Sunday lost the support of an influential US conservative as he prepared for make-or-break testimony over the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors.
Until now, pressure for the long-time ally of President George W. Bush to resign -- after evidence emerged implicating Gonzales in the firings of the attorneys for allegedly partisan reasons -- has come mainly from Democrats in Congress.
Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House of Representatives and one of the most influential conservative US Republicans, told Fox News it was time for a new attorney general.Raw Story