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Senator Whitehouse Says AG Gonzales Must Go (posted April 15, 2007)

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse criticized Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' handling of the replacement of U.S. Attorneys and said "the man has to go." Appearing on the WLNE-TV Show "Six News on the Record", Whitehouse said Gonzales had "difficulty in telling the truth." The administration wanted "loyal Bushies" in the job and Whitehouse said it was unfortunate in how intrusive Bush staffers were becoming in the American judicial system. "The politics ends the day you are sworn in," Whitehouse noted.

Host Jim Hummel quizzed Whitehouse on his Democratic presidential preferences in 2008. Whitehouse has not endorsed anyone yet, but described Senator Hillary Clinton as "fantastic", Senator Barack Obama as the most "inspiring" person he had met, and Senator Chris Dodd as "extremely bright and able".