Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 20, 2007–While pressure has been mounting against U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales with some calling for his resignation due to the dismissal of a number of federal attorneys, the Chairman of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation stated, “It is deplorable that such pressure and escalation against Attorney General Gonzales has taken such a partisan tone. This escalation is not only partisan but unfair, particularly in light of the acknowledgment provided by Mr. Gonzales whereby he has accepted full responsibility for what might have been an over- zealous political appointee or a misguided staffer in regards to these dismissals. I stand behind Al Gonzales,” continued Massey Villarreal, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Chairman.
“As a Hispanic American, I was and continue to be extremely proud that Alberto Gonzales was nominated by President Bush and confirmed as the first Hispanic Attorney General of the United States of America. This rush to judgment and for him to be maligned unjustly through misguided and uninformed partisan attacks is just unfair and uncalled for,” said Frank Lopez, President and CEO of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
“It is with pride and not just for his qualifications that the Hispanic community celebrated achievement of this major “first” for a Hispanic American in the history of the United States. Our pride as a community for Mr. Gonzales and his accomplishments goes back to him being acknowledged by us all as a Hispanic of humble beginnings, dedicated to hard work and a strength of character as demonstrated through a history of integrity and dedication to public service,” stated Peter Granillo, Vice Chairman of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
“We are glad and encouraged that President Bush expressed his support for Attorney General Gonzales while visiting Mexico recently and encourage all from throughout the different political spectrum and affiliations to not rush to judgment on US Attorney General Gonzales, and to stray away from the partisanship that engulfs the US Congress. It is time to lead and not continue to engage in partisan distractions and unsubstantiated accusations against a humble and hard working public service as in the case of Alberto Gonzales, the first Hispanic American to occupy this honor in the history of the Republic,” as also stated by Massey Villarreal, Chairman of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
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