August 27th, 2007
03:53 PM ET
7 years ago

Your thoughts on Gonzales resignation

What do you think about Gonzales' resignation?

WASHINGTON (CNN) - What's your reaction to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation? Did it come at the right time? Which party stands to benefit more from his departure?

Add a comment with your thoughts below.


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  1. David Lynn Sacramento, CA

    Well it's about time. Never in the history of the US Justice Department has there been a more inept, dishonest, corrupt, and to mention Forgetful, Attorney General.
    I am not sure that his replacement, Michael Chertoff, will be much better.

    August 27, 2007 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  2. Johnathon, Belvidere IL

    He should be in jail.

    August 27, 2007 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  3. Albert, New York City, New York

    Other than during his oath of office, did Gonzales ever assert that his duty was to protect The Constitution and to serve the people of the United States? It always stuck out during his recent testimonies before the Congress. It was always: "I serve at the leisure of the President."

    His departure is a relief, but it may be too little - too late. Only history will tell.

    August 27, 2007 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  4. Joe Gantt

    When you give someone a job because of their race, rather than their ability, things like this are bound to happen.

    August 27, 2007 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  5. Roger Houston, Texas

    About time i am a lawyer from his hometown, from his neighborhood and also mexican american and i am embarrassed with his tenure as Attorney General we hope he follows John Mitchell and does a stint in the federal penitentiary for obstruction of justice.

    August 27, 2007 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    Gonzales is the WORST Attorney General the United States has ever had, but why not, he was appointed by the WORST President we have ever had!

    August 27, 2007 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  7. Danny, Atlanta, GA

    Just another example of what has to be the most incompetent, morally reprehensible, irresponsible, ignorant, arrogant, hypocritical, immoral and loathesome administrations in the history of this country. And that is their good points

    August 27, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  8. JOE , CHICAGO

    GOOD RIDDENS ROBERTO...TO BAD YOUR BOSS ISN'T GOING WITH YOU!

    August 27, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  9. John, Staten island , ny

    Bush should resign next. He's a lying idiot who is a cancer for the United States.

    August 27, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  10. AJ; Montpelier; VT

    Another Bush lap dog gets euthanized. He was a disgrace.

    August 27, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  11. T Belfield Hilo Hawaii

    So, glad to see him go!!! Should have happened months ago. A TOTAL incompetent but then that's what you get with Bush.

    August 27, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  12. Tommaso, Sun City, CA

    About time! But I feel cheated...I would have preferred to see him fired.
    Now, let's impeach Bush!!

    August 27, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. Patrick Belvin, Lake Stevens, WA

    Glad to see Gonzales gone. Here's a man who abused his position of office then tried to invoke executive privilege to hide behind his wrong doings. In the end his unethical ways caught up to him and led to his downfall. I am only sorry it has taken this long for his departure.

    August 27, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  14. Steve, Dallas TX

    Good Riddance you fascist ****
    Liar, hypocrite and destroyer of our constitution.

    August 27, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  15. Corey, Miami, FL

    I do not recall my response...

    August 27, 2007 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  16. Paul Natterer, Corvallis, Oregon

    I beleive that under any other administration, this situatoin would not have been a topic of discussion. It frustrating to see and hear the things that have been the focus of complaint when this country has so many huge issues that could eventually take it to it's knees.

    August 27, 2007 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  17. Rolf Kaufman, Columbus, OH

    It's about time Gonzales resigned. He was totally unqualified to begin with and was just a 'yes' man for the administration. He was given the position due to friendship and not competence.

    August 27, 2007 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  18. Matt H., West Palm

    While the President should have the right to appoint the Attorney general, the A.G. should then fall under the auspices of the Legal Branch and not be the president's adviser, cabinet member, or lackey. Although the A.G. will probably remain loyal to the president and the party, they won't be getting daily marching orders.

    August 27, 2007 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  19. MCD, San Francisco

    It would have been much better if he had left sooner... or been forced out by Congress sooner. As our confidence in him slipped and this dragged out, many experienced, long-time employees of the DOJ resigned in disgust. In fact, the DOJ has been gutted - the very people who would uphold what the department should have represented have left. We are left with the people who didn't see anything wrong with what Gonzo & this Admin were doing. Crying Shame!!

    August 27, 2007 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  20. Real Justice, Dallas, Texas

    Last week Karl Rove resigned after Senate oversite committees issued subpoenas on him. This week Roberto Gonzales resigns after he realizes that he and Jason Bourne have something in common...selective amnesia. Everyone the Congress tries to question winds up resigning, so what's next?...Congress should start to question Cheney!!!!!!

    August 27, 2007 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  21. Les Olson, Issaquah, Wa

    I believe that the Democrats pushed his resignation, only for political reasons. I also believe that the Democrats would destory anyone and do anything to get the White House.
    The Democrats and the Taliban both think they are God's gift to man.

    August 27, 2007 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  22. John Mistur

    Finally, they took the trash out. Now if we can get rid Bush.......

    August 27, 2007 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  23. kellie in texas

    he should have been fired months ago.

    August 27, 2007 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  24. David, Ann Arbor, MI

    While this seems like a victory against Bush and his cronies, simply resigning isn't enough to pay for the mistakes that Gonzales and Bush have made. As attorney general it was Gonzales' job to not only uphold the law, but to act as a bulwark against that political machinations that threaten to taint our legal system in favor of one party or another. I hope that this is a sign of things to come, but since impeachment and imprisonment don't seem to be in the near future I count this as a win for Bush.

    August 27, 2007 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  25. Michael Moore, Flint, Michigan

    I am politically nuetral and I usually vote split ticket and all I can say is, his resignation speaks for itself. Last week Karl Rove resigned after Senate oversite committees issued subpoenas on him. This week Roberto Gonzales resigns after he realizes that he and Jason Bourne have something in common...selective amnesia. Everyone the Congress tries to question winds up resigning, so what's next?...Congress should start to question Cheney!

    August 27, 2007 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
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