If he really was a Republican in the first place .. somehow I doubt it
Didn't take long; this guy is learning from the Joe Wilson school of publicity.
Iglesias Turns CNN Commentator for a DayExcerpt; read more at the link:
By Jennifer Talhelm/ Associated Press
WASHINGTON Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias of New Mexico was thrust into the spotlight earlier this month after he and seven other prosecutors were fired by the Justice Department. Thursday, he took on a new public role: CNN commentator.
Off and on for part of 45 minutes, Iglesias provided running dialogue with CNN's daytime anchors while the news network dropped in and out of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about the controversy.
The banter bounced from Iglesias' personal story to his opinion of what the hearing would uncover about why the prosecutors were fired.
The Department has maintained the prosecutors were fired for performance and policy disputes. Some lawmakers question whether it was because of their work on political corruption.
"Do you think this whole situation is sort of putting a cloud over the United States attorneys?'' CNN morning edition anchor Heidi Collins asked at one point.
"The public has to believe that United States attorneys are independent and have integrity,'' Iglesias responded.
"What do you think should happen here?'' Collins asked.
"Ultimately the attorney general, as is true for any leader of any organization, has to take responsibility for good things and bad things,'' Iglesias said.
Iglesias was fired after some New Mexico Republicans complained to the Justice Department that he was too slow to act on political corruption cases, most recently eagerly anticipated indictments in an investigation of an alleged Democratic kickback scheme.