GOP senator: Gonzales won't last long

Attorney general cancels appearance before House Appropriations Committee.

Published March 20, 2007 6:20PM (EDT)

The White House is offering words of support for Alberto Gonzales today, but at least one GOP senator thinks the attorney general won't hold on much longer. As the Juneau Empire reports, Sen. Ted Stevens told a joint session of the Alaska legislature Monday: "I don't expect him to be long on the Washington scene."

So far as we know, Stevens hasn't called for Gonzales to resign over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, but he said Monday that he doesn't "agree with what was done."

One possible clue as to Gonzales' fate: The attorney general has just canceled a planned appearance before the House Appropriations Committee Thursday.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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