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Pryor Meets With ‘Hazy’ Memory Gonzales, Calls On Him To Resign Again

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gonzoclose.jpg In his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Alberto Gonzales promised that he would meet with Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and explain why Karl Rove-protege Tim Griffin is still serving as U.S. attorney in Arkansas.

The last time Gonzales met with Pryor, on Dec. 15, he promised that Griffin would be subjected to Senate approval, or he would work with Pryor to find new candidates. The exact opposite happened — Griffin was appointed and remains U.S. Attorney in Arkansas. Pryor was livid: Gonzales “lied to me, he lied to the Senate and he lied to the people I represent,” he said, calling for the attorney general’s resignation.

Today, Gonzales finally met with Pryor. Based on Pryor’s remarks to reporters afterward, the attorney general performed as poorly as he did before the Senate last week:

[T]he 40-minute Capitol Hill meeting failed to sway Pryor who told reporters afterwards that he still thinks Gonzales should resign.

Pryor said the attorney general’s memory of two phone calls they had in December on the subject was so “hazy” that Pryor today “refreshed his memory on what he said and what he told me.” [...]

Gonzales attempted to explain his views but did not apologize, Pryor said.

Looks like Gonzales just couldn’t recall. Again.

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