"We now have direct evidence that Attorney General Gonzales was carrying out the political wishes of the president," Schumer noted, adding later that complaints from New Mexico Republicans that prosecutors weren't indicting Democrats quickly enough "were passed on to Karl Rove and to the president himself. The president weighed in with Attorney General Gonzales and within weeks, that U.S. Attorney, David Iglesias, was fired."
From Democratic Party Chairperson Howard Dean (via Democrats.org):
Let's see: A prominent Democratic Senator and the Chair of the Democratic Party are calling for Rove and the A.G. to resign because they were carrying out the criminal wishes of the president, but neither one of them is mentioning impeachment. Does that make sense to you? Doesn't to me. When are the Dems gonna come out of their coocoon and actually govern?
"The best way for Attorney General Gonzales to accept responsibility is for him to step down," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean. "The Bush White House has consistently put protecting the President and doing his bidding ahead of upholding the integrity of our nation's laws. Karl Rove should pack his bags and go too. His type of leadership doesn't belong at the White House.
America deserves better."