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Friday, April 20, 2007
GOP senator says Gonzales should consider resigning

GOP Sen. Jeff sessions told CNN Gonzales should think about resigning.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, told CNN Friday that Attorney Gen. Alberto Gonzales ought to consider the possibility of resigning his post.

"I think the attorney general ought to take the weekend and think about this and ask himself whether he can effectively reconstitute the attorney general's office and I'll be thinking about the same thing," said Sessions, who serves as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "If he feels like he cannot, then it would be best for the president and the country to resign."

Sessions, a former U.S. attorney and a key ally of President Bush, defended the president's decision to fire the attorneys at the beginning of the controversy but has been less and less supportive as more information has come out about how Justice handled the matter.

-- CNN Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash
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