If Gonzalez DID in fact lie under oath...then the issue shouldn't just be whether he stays in office as the Attorney General. The issue should be whether he goes to jail for perjury. Senator Schumer and Pat Leahy are talking about subpoenas for Harriet Meyers and Karl Rove as well.
But in January, under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Gonzales told senators he would "never, ever" ask U.S. Attorneys to step down for political reasons. Gonzales was further contradicted by the release of e-mails last week from Sampson which showed that prosecutors were judged in part on whether they were "loyal Bushies."
McNulty testified on Feb. 6 that all but one of the prosecutors were fired for "performance-related" reasons. That statement would also be contradicted by prosecutors' generally glowing performance reviews.