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Aldine’s Gonzales confirmed as first Hispanic Attorney General

WASHINGTON, DC – The U. S. Senate has confirmed Alberto Gonzales of Houston as the new Attorney General of the United States, replacing John Ashcroft. Gonzales endured a difficult series of questions during Senate hearings on his confirmation. He is considered to be the author of several controversial rulings on treatment of prisoners held for terrorism acts in several prisons. But shortly after the Senate acted last Thursday, Gonzales was actually sworn into office by Vice President Dick Cheney in a ceremony held at the White House.

Gonzales becomes the first Hispanic Attorney General, and as Senator Mel Martinez said, “This is a breakthrough of incredible magnitude for Hispanic-American… Gonzales is a role model for the next generation.”