This is the fallout from the 2006 reauthorization of the Pariot Act. Did anyone ever read it? Under rules from the Reagan era, Senate Confirmation was required for all U.S. attorneys. The AG could appoint an interim vacancy for 120 days. After that period, the authority to keep the interim appointment went to the District Court.In 2006, Patriot Act authorized terminations and indefinite replacements with no notice. no due process. No hearings. A de-facto “Star Chamber” Proceeding. Alberto Gonzales, Harriet Myers, and Karl Rove were allegedly behind it. My soul cries out in democracy and says that parts of the Patriot Act are facist. If true, Alberto Gonzales should go ASAP and we should return to the policy the worked well beginning with Reagan.
I CANNOT even blame the Democrats on the committee for this one.
These provisions in the act were never even voted on in committee. They were added after the Senate vote in the House-Senate Conference Committee. This committee had no dems on it.
And when you look at the people who were removed, well you get a sense that a majority of them were good people on the wrong side of the partisian politics that is destroying D.C.