Feb 03 2005

SHELBY STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF ALBERTO GONZALES AS ATTORNEY GENERAL

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) made the following statement regarding confirmation of Judge Alberto Gonzales to be the next U.S. Attorney General:

“I am pleased that the U.S. Senate confirmed Alberto Gonzales to be the next Attorney General of the United States. Judge Gonzales has the confidence of the President and, indeed, the experience to be an outstanding Attorney General. As White House Counsel, he served the President with great dedication and commitment and played an integral role in the selection of nominees to the federal bench.”

“As we continue to fight the war on terror, we are reminded of the importance and significance the position of Attorney General holds, and I am confident that Judge Gonzales will serve this post with integrity and great tenacity.”