Sen Obama Statement on the Resignation of Alberto Gonzales

MANCHESTER , NH — Barack Obama today released the following statement on the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

“I have long believed that Alberto Gonzales subverted justice to promote a political agenda, and so I am pleased that he has finally resigned today. The President needs to nominate an Attorney General who will be the people’s lawyer, not the President’s lawyer, and in an Obama Administration that person will first and foremost defend and promote the rights and liberties enshrined in our Constitution,” said Obama.