I think that’s what you call a tepid endorsement.
With the exception of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has been Alberto Gonzales’ most vocal supporter on the Senate Judiciary Committee. And he still supports Gonzales, even after yesterday’s display.
But his logic for that support has turned nakedly political, with not even a nod to Gonzales’ effectiveness as attorney general. During an interview on CNN earlier today, when asked whether Gonzales should stay on, Cornyn replied:
I think he should, because frankly I donât think the Democrats will be satisfied by the resignation of Al Gonzales. This is, at its base, a political fishing expedition, and theyâre not going to be satisfied with just Al Gonzales.