Paul McNulty bears the ultimate responsibility for the US attorney firings, Alberto Gonzales said today, placing the blame for the scandal rocking the Justice Department on its second-highest-ranking official. "He signed off on the names," the AG said. McNulty, who announced yesterday that he'll step down this summer, declined to respond, the AP reported.
A woman who called for the AG to resign interrupted his speech at the National Press Club and was removed. He has outlasted three other high-ranking department officials forced out by the scandal and continued to insist that he won't step down, saying, "At the end of the day, that is a question for the president of the United States."