Coloradans react to Gonzales resignation |

Coloradans react to Gonzales resignation

Charles Dharapak/APAttorney General Alberto Gonzales pauses while announcing his resignation at the Department of Justice in Washington, Monday.

Reaction from Coloradans on the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales:

– “By offering his resignation now, Alberto Gonzales has acted in the best interest of the nation. After a contentious year at the Justice Department, the attorney general’s resignation seems to be fitting at this time.” ” Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo.

– “… I am hopeful that the American people can have their confidence restored in the Department of Justice. This is an opportunity for a fresh start, and I look forward to the president bringing new leadership to a Department that has become overly politicized.” ” Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo.

– “Above all, the American people need an Attorney General who is honest and truthful. The resignation of Attorney General Gonzales, is, therefore, a welcome opportunity for President Bush to reach out in a bipartisan way and restore integrity and effective leadership to the Department of Justice.” ” Rep. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and a candidate for U.S. Senate.

– “… I am pleased he has finally (resigned). Now, I call on the Democrats in the Senate to avoid playing politics as usual and hold a quick, fair and honest confirmation process.” ” Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Colo.

“As so often happens in politics, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has been criticized relentlessly. … Over time, the record of what he has actually accomplished as the nation’s first Hispanic Attorney General will probably be more balanced.” ” U.S. Attorney Toy Eid.

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