Chapter . Gonzales Resigns
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had maintained for months that he would not step down, despite the lengthy, bitter investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee into his firings of nine U.S. attorneys. His faulty memory at congressional hearings left Gonzales with little support, even among Republicans. With his torture-friendly stance, his White House loyalties, and his malleable morals, Gonzales is nearly a caricature of a gun-totin’, rough-and-tough Texas lawman. But to cartoonists, he had shrunk in stature during his embarrassing tenure as a Senate witness to his own misdoings.