Sunday, January 23, 2005

Oppose Alberto Gonzales

This is the text of the email that I sent to both of my Senators (Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer):

I write to urge you to oppose the confirmation of Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General of the United States. He has demonstrated a marked disrespect for the Constitution in his apparent belief that the President is not bound by any legal authority during time of war. He apparently has a very narrow definition of torture and condones cruel and unusual punishment.

I trust that you take your own responsibility as a Senator seriously and hope that you will see it as the right thing to do to oppose this confirmation.

I hope as a Democrat you see that the Bush administration will never act in a bipartisan way, and therefore we Democrats must stand for what we believe to be right, abandoning any hope that compromise is possible.

The confirmation of Alberto Gonzales is not right. He is the wrong man for the job, and he should not be given a free pass. If he is confirmed, a narrow vote now will help build a record against a future nomination to the Supreme Court.


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