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Davis Calls for No Confidence Vote Against Gonzales
(2007-05-19)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Representative Artur Davis, a Democrat from Birmingham, said Friday he is pushing for a "no confidence" vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Davis and Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, both former federal prosecutors, said they would introduce the symbolic resolution urging Gonzales' resignation on Monday.

Two Democratic senators, Chuck Schumer of New York and Dianne Feinstein of California, said earlier this week they would offer a similar resolution stating that Gonzales was too weakened to remain on the job.

Earlier in the day, the White House called the Senate measure a "political stunt."

White House spokesman Tony Fratto said President Bush's support for his longtime ally and friend will not waver.

The department is embroiled in probes of the firings of prosecutors and accusations that it has become too politicized. A growing number of Republican lawmakers have joined in the call for Gonzales to resign, while others have expressed only lukwarm support.

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