On Face the Nation this morning, Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) suggested that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will resign before a Democrat-sponsored no-confidence vote could occur in the Senate. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) plan to introduce a no-confidence measure this week. Specter on Face the Nation:
Votes of no confidence are very rare. Historically, that is something which Attorney General Gonzales would like to avoid. I think that if and when he sees that coming, he would prefer to avoid that kind of a historical black mark.
Specter is the highest ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Which is currently investigating Attorney General Gonzales.