Congress does not have the power to force Gonzales from his post unless it votes to impeach him; the no-confidence vote was an attempt by lawmakers to nudge his resignation in the wake of longstanding controversy surrounding the allegedly-political firings of eight US Attorneys, as well as questions about his conduct as White House counsel [JURIST report] in the NSA domestic surveillance program. White House spokesman Tony Fratto has said that administration considers the no-confidence debate a political stunt [JURIST reports]. AP has more.
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