While it didn't rate much attention today, Congressman Jay Inslee introduced a resolution to investigate Alberto Gonzales for impeachable offenses. He and five other sponsors are all former prosecutors, and nine other Congressmen have joined on as co-sponsors. One co-sponsor, Hank Johnson, sits on the House Judiciary Committee and previously served as a judge for more than a decade.
Sponsor Tom Udall had this to say: "Attorneys Generals are bound by an extraordinary oath, not to party or administration, but rather to our Constitution and fellow citizens. Congress has an obligation to get to the bottom of Attorney General Gonzales’ confusing, conflicting and misleading statements. They are particularly distressing as they have cast serious doubt on his willingness to protect the basic inherent freedoms of every American.”
A simple majority vote in the House would get the ball rolling on an investigation. But don't expect to see Nancy Pelosi jumping on the bandwagon any time soon. When asked what she thought of Inslee's resolution, she replied, "I would like us to stay focused on our agenda this week." However, her staff pointed out she only meant she opposed dealing with impeachment this week. Hmmm...
On a related note, Tony Snow (job) told reporters today that Arlen Specter would be getting a letter from the Department of Justice today detailing the information he requested on Gonzo's testimony.