Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) last week ignored a plea from the Bush administration by demanding that Kyle Sampson name other U.S. attorneys the Justice Department had been planning to fire.
When did Chuckie become so powerful? Do these people have any idea that what they are doing is over stepping the bounds of their own power?
Schumer wants to know the names of U.S. attorneys the Justice Department had originally planned to terminate along with David Iglesias, Carol Lam, and six other attorneys. Democrats have alleged the personnel moves were politically motivated, raising the specter that high-level Bush administration officials meddled with law enforcement.
Has anyone pointed out that the President can fire any U.S. attorney he damn well pleases? These guys are appointed and serve at the pleasure of the president, NOT the senate.
In a letter sent to Schumer and Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) the day before Sampson testified, Richard Hertling, the acting assistant attorney general, warned that revealing the attorneys’ names during Thursday’s high-profile hearing would “compromise the ability of Main Justice to work with them and all other U.S. Attorneys,” according to a copy obtained by The Hill.
With all the things going on in this country, the Senate SHOULD have better things to do. Yet, the pettiness of the BDS has taken hold of both houses of Congress.
But Schumer appeared less interested in discovering the names of additional attorneys whom Justice officials had contemplated firing than in publicizing their identities while the national media was focused on Sampson’s public testimony.
“I will insist,” said Schumer when Sampson hesitated about revealing the names. “I understand the sensitivity, but this is serious stuff.”
Chuckie and his pals have stooped to a new level of “low”.
Also on Sunday, Leahy appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” to discuss his panel’s investigation. Leahy also recently sent a public letter to Gonzales “asking the Department of Justice to establish appropriate safeguards to avoid potential conflicts of interest as the Judiciary Committee continues its ongoing investigation into the dismissals and replacements of several U.S. attorneys,” according to a press release advertising the letter.
The more public they make all this, the more the American people will realize just how juvenile the Dems have become. At least I sure hope so!