June 11th, 2007
03:54 PM ET
7 years ago

Gonzales: 'Sprinting to the finish line'

Gonzales said Monday he is not focused on the Senate 'no confidence' vote.

ATLANTA (CNN) – If Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is paying any attention to Monday’s potential no-confidence vote in the Senate, it’s not his “focus”.

Gonzales spoke with reporters twice Monday - once after an appearance in Miami, Florida, and again in Mobile, Alabama – and both times he was decidedly on message, with the buzz word ‘focus”. Gonzales repeated several times as he was pressed on the vote, “I’m not focusing on what the Senate is doing. I’m focusing on what the people of the United States expect of their Attorney General.”

“I am focusing on sprinting to the finish line,” he repeated at both stops. “The department is not going to stumble and crawl to the finish line. The issues we work on are too important.”

- CNN Political Desk Managing Editor Steve Brusk

Filed under: Alberto Gonzales
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Neil

    "I’m focusing on what the people of the United States expect of their Attorney General."

    That's the entire point, dipstick. We expect INTEGRITY... and we clearly haven't gotten it from you. No wonder, look who appointed you...

    June 11, 2007 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  2. Austin, Evergreen Park, IL

    "Sprinting to the finish line"?? What "finish line" are you talking about, exactly? I've never heard an Attorney General talk about any "finish line" before. Sounds like "just trying to ignore the maelstrom until the end of our term" if you ask me.

    June 11, 2007 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. Laura Nason Niles MI

    If Congress cannot force this smug low-life phony excuse for attorney general to tell the truth or impeach him then they are no better than he is. Bush does not have the authority to veto an impeachment of a fraud just because that fraud is covering for him. Congress has the power to force the whole lot of them to testify under oath with a transcript about anything they want to hear. The supreme court made that decision when they forced Clinton to testify. If you have to find some civilian to sue them, then do it. I am so sick and tired of watching the trash stand up and smirk at the American People and spit in our faces while we pay their FAT salaries. What is wrong with you Congress? YOU HAVE MORE POWER THAN HE DOES. EXERCISE IT.........

    June 11, 2007 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  4. Richard Paz,Vancouver,Wa

    He may be closer to his finish line then he tkinks

    June 11, 2007 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Gonzales must go.

    June 12, 2007 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |