August 27th, 2007
09:57 AM ET
7 years ago

Gonzales resigns: McConnell reaction

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, released a statement Monday reacting to Alberto Gonzales resignation:

"I thank Alberto Gonzales for his public service and wish him well in his future endeavors," he said. "It is my hope that whomever President Bush selects as the next Attorney General, he or she is not subjected to the same poisonous partisanship that we’ve sadly grown accustomed to over the past eight months."


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  1. Buzz Indianapolis

    Off all people........Mitch McConnell has absolutely no right to invoke "poisonous partisanship!" He has been the personification of "poisonous partisanship." McConnell found trivial reasons to push hard for the impeachment of Clinton but seems to see nothing wrong with the crimes of the Bush crowd.

    August 27, 2007 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  2. sonny c. v.p.,la.

    Poisonous Partisanship: I'm sure Mitch McConnell is totally blameless. It's those evil Dems.; right Mitch.

    August 27, 2007 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. denise fieldman, Grayslake, IL

    ". . . we’ve sadly grown accustomed to over the past eight months."

    Eight months?

    Where has McConnell been hiding for the last 14 years? Please! Repulicans started all this nonsense with the Whitewater investigation and are crying foul now that they're on the recieving end of it.

    Let's toss ALL the bums out and start all over again with some elected representatives who will do the people's bidding instead of their own.

    August 27, 2007 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  4. Susan Brown Newton KS

    It is amazing the way Republicans continue to blindly support an obviously troubled administration. That also is poisonous partisanship; poisonous to America and to the American people. Perhaps if EVERYONE adhered to the Constitution, progress could be made on tough issues facing this country.

    August 27, 2007 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  5. Mark, Fort Lauderdale FL

    Mitch needs to realize that there was overwhelming criticism from both sides of the aisle; Gonzales' incompetence was one of the few things that congress agreed upon.

    August 27, 2007 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  6. Ryan, New York, NY

    "Over the last eight months"?????

    Is he kidding? I love how the Republicans try to spin this, as though they didn't create the intense partisan division in this country. It's Karl Rove's greatest legacy.

    August 27, 2007 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  7. Kenny M.

    "It is my hope that whomever President Bush selects as the next Attorney General, he or she is not subjected to the same poisonous partisanship that we’ve sadly grown accustomed to over the past eight months."

    As if there was no 'poisonous partisanship' in the previous 6 years?? Hey Mitch, 'Those that live in glass houses...."

    August 27, 2007 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  8. Diane Alberts,VT

    This from the prince of partisanship? Republicans have been whipping the flames of partisanship since their "Contract on America" in the early 90s. They have been shameless in blaming Democrats for all their failures to lead this country in the right direction and still are dragging Congress down with their nasty partisanship. Mitch mcConnell serves his party, not the American people.

    August 27, 2007 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  9. Kenny M. LA, Calif.

    "It is my hope that whomever President Bush selects as the next Attorney General, he or she is not subjected to the same poisonous partisanship that we’ve sadly grown accustomed to over the past eight months."

    As if there wasn't any 'poisonous partinsanship' in the previous 6 years??? Hey Mitch, "Those that live in glass houses..."

    August 27, 2007 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  10. Allen Friedman

    Sen. McConnell only remembers the past eight months but forgets how the Democrats were treated by Republicans before the '06 election. Payback can be painful!

    August 27, 2007 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  11. Terry Terruso

    The time line of Mitch McConnell's statement is short. The "poisonous partisanship" began 6 years ago. Let's not forget the arrogant tactics that initiated this atmosphere.

    August 27, 2007 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  12. Jim, Eugene, OR

    Perhaps a nominee who obeys the law, does not defend torture, and does not ridicule protections for human dignity will have better relations with congress. It might aslo help if he does not lie to congress. Is McConnell saying that Republicans stand for Gonzales's stand on torture and human rights and in favor of his lack of truthfulness? Are these partisan issues?

    August 27, 2007 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  13. FauxNewsSkeptic

    Interesting all this news and not one mention of Ron Paul.

    August 29, 2007 11:28 am at 11:28 am |