For months, senators have listened to a parade of well-coached Justice Department witnesses claiming to know nothing about how nine prosecutors were chosen for firing. This week, it was the turn of Bradley Schlozman, a former federal attorney in Missouri, to be uninformative and not credible. It is time for Senator Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, to deliver subpoenas that have been approved for Karl Rove, former White House counsel Harriet Miers and their top aides, and to make them testify in public and under oath.
This noncooperation has gone on long enough. Mr. Leahy should deliver the subpoenas for the five White House officials and make clear that if the administration resists, Congress will use all available means to get the information it needs.
If you and I don't show up after receiving a summons to do so, they come and get us, and like as not clap us in the juzgado until we decide to co-operate.
The White House Gang is not above the law any more than we are, even though they think they are. They have to be shown that they are subject to the same rules we are, by whatever means necessary, whether it takes a flying squad of U.S. Marshals or a Marine M.P. Battalion,
Recalcitrant mule, meet two-by-four.