Pelosi: Gonzales Must Resign

April 20, 2007
Press Release

Washington, D.C.--Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this afternoon calling for the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales:

'The Attorney General is the defender of the Constitution and the chief law enforcement officer.  The people of the United States must have absolute confidence in the integrity of their Attorney General.

'By his actions and with his testimony yesterday, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has lost the trust of the American people.  The nation cannot have a chief law enforcement officer whose candor and judgment are in serious question.

'The President should restore credibility to the office of the Attorney General.  Alberto Gonzales must resign.'