Second Republican calls for Gonzales resignation.

USA Today: “For the Justice Department to be effective before the U.S. Senate, it would be helpful” if Gonzales resigned, Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) said. “Meanwhile, GOP Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota said he is ‘deeply concerned about how this whole process has been handled.’” Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said he was ‘withholding judgment’ on Gonzales’ tenure, but characterized the attorney general’s explanations for the firings as ‘unacceptable’ and ‘mystifying.’”