Congressional Republican criticizes Bush’s commutation.

“Mr. Libby was tried by a jury of his peers and was convicted of a felony, ” Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) said in a statement. “The fact that Mr. Libby committed this crime while serving as a public official makes it all the more egregious. Excessive or not, Mr. Libby’s sentence should be respected.”

UPDATE: The Washington Times says it does not agree with Bush’s decision.