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U.S. Attorneys: " You're Fired!"

One day after Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez took responsibility for mistakes made in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, he told FOX News that he is focused on making sure that it doesn't happen again, and ensuring Congress understands what happened.

Gonzalez left whether or not he will stay at the Justice Department up to President Bush, while Democrats want to question top White House officials immediately, sending letters to Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, former White House counsel Harriet Miers and deputy White House counsel William Kelley late Tuesday.

If they refuse to testify, lawmakers say they might consider issuing subpoenas. READ MORE

Do you think the White House or the Attorney General acted innappropriately in firing eight U.S. attorneys? E-mail us at speakout@foxnews.com and let us know what you think!


Here's What FOX Fans Are Saying:

"Sorry, but I don't see the problem. Clinton fired 93 judges and our fine press and fellow liberal media acted like nothing happened out of the ordinary. President Bush needs to get some backbone and tell it like it is. If he wants to do it, he will. I'm so tired of the president and the rest of the weak Republicans bowing down and making excuses for doing what's right, just because a few Democrats or the press questions it." — Merenda

"No, I don't believe there was anything inappropriate about the firings. The attorneys are employed at the pleasure of the president, and subsequently his representative the attorney general . Whats the fuss? Clinton fired all 93 when he came to office. Why the big stink over Bush letting go of eight?" — Mike

"Both persons — the president and the attorney general — acted within the scope of their authority. Had the Congress been with the GOP, there would not be any uproar. President Clinton exercised his authority in 1993 when he fired all 93 U.S. attorneys." — Ron

"I don't know why the attorney general is apologizing, and why the president is unhappy! It is the sitting president's prerogative to seat judges that are representative of his philosophy. In this case, judges that do not legislate from the bench!" — Ed

"I am really upset. I don't understand why they did not fire all of them." — Mel (Trophy Club, TX)

"Any day a lawyer gets fired is a good day for America." — Rob

" U.S. Attorneys serve at the will of the president. Yes, it is often political, but that's the way it is. President Clinton had Janet Reno fire all 93 U.S. attorneys at the same time in 1993. He just wanted 'his' people running the justice operations." — Jack

"Everybody knows that all republican presidents are required to ask permission from the Democrat Republicans and senators before they do anything. Just because the U.S. Constitution delegates specific rights and powers to the executive branch, doesn't mean that Mr. Madison really meant it." — Jack

"The difference this time is that under the so-called PATRIOT ACT, the president is allowed to replace U.S. Attorneys with new appointees without Senate approval. The ones that have been replaced seem to have been picked for political reasons; Karl Rove's assistant and Specter's assistant both got positions?" — Chris (Augusta, GA)

"No, I feel that the president and the attorney general have a right to hire and fire. Works that way in industry, if your employer is unhappy with your performance — you may find yourself looking for another job." — Forrest

"I don't understand why this is a problem. What did anyone do wrong? I have always assumed that these people serve the president and he can bring in his own people if he wants." — Beth

"Totally unacceptable. This amounts to the Bush administration corrupting the integrity and objectivity of our justice system for political gain. Gonzales should be fired. The Bush administration is corrupt." — Peter

"Isn't there a separation of powers in the Constitution? And doesn't this belong in the presidential jurisdiction. Not congress?" — Karen

"No! Does the White House or the attorney general ever act appropriately? Let's expand that to the whole Bush administration, including the president, vice president, the cabinet, and his appointees!" — Gil

"This is a case of GROSS HYPOCRISY! The only reason that this has attracted so much attention is that the Democrats want to keep pressure on the White House and Republicans in any and every negative light that they can." — Lee

"The attorney general did nothing wrong as far as I am concerned. The people fired were appointed by President Bush in the first place. It is up to the current administration to deal with these people and the positions. if they want to fire them than so be it." — Sandy

"The attorney general did nothing wrong! And he should stop apologizing. The president can fire any or all of the U.S. attorneys any time he wishes. He needs no reason and nobody's approval." — Ron

"Absolutely, neither the White House nor the attorney general acted inappropriately. Nor should Attorney General Gonzales, and by extension the Bush administration, have gotten weak and apologized." — Steven

"The Bush administration has never fought circumstances such as this. Since the '06 election, it has gotten worse." — Marvy

"It really doesn't bother me at all. I think that whomever is the Secretary of State, the attorney general , or what ever department of the federal Government should have the prerogative to fire whomever they chose for whatever reason." — Margaret

"The Clintons fired 93 of them, and Hillary is asking him to resign for firing eight." — Jere

"Yes, members of both the executive branch and the judicial branch have acted improperly. Let's not call these actions 'mistakes.' Buying the wrong kind of milk is a mistake. If these attorneys' professional shortcomings were so egregious, why wait to replace them until the revised Patriot Act allowed for no-checks-and-balances appointments by the attorney general ?" — Patty

"These are political appointees. They can be fired for bad hair. Move on." — Tom

"I believe it should be the right of any employer or boss to fire any person. If they are not working with the same goal as the leader/boss then they will hinder the rest of the team goals." — RC

"They work at the pleasure of the president, just as cabinet members do. If Bush wants to let them go, then that is his right." — Joseph

"I say FIRE MORE OF 'EM. if they are not performing, fire 'em" — Marshall

"Typical Bush crony. I find it remarkable that Harriet Meyer was Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court and wanted to fire all the attorneys arbitrarily. This administration has had no shame no accountability and no ethics" — Paty

"Gonzalez should have fired the whole lot of those idiots not just the eight attorneys. He should have cleaned house." — George

"This is a ridiculous Washington political flap. These people, and more of them, should have been fired a lot sooner." — William


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