Bush White House Reiterates Support For Beleaguered Attorney General

Friday, April 20th 2007, 7:37 pm
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Bush White House is again defending Alberto Gonzales after Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn and other Republicans joined the calls for the attorney general's resignation.

The Bush administration today called Gonzales ``our Number One crime fighter.'' A deputy press secretary told reporters the attorney general has done a fantastic job in the Department of Justice.

A day earlier, Coburn criticized Gonzales for having an inconsistent account of how eight federal prosecutors were fired. The Oklahoma Republican said the consequence should be that Gonzales should resign.