David Iglesias Termination


March 1, 2007


Today I call on Senator Pete Domenici to explain to the people of New Mexico why David Iglesias has been terminated as US Attorney for New Mexico.


David Iglesias, a Hispanic veteran, was fired by the US Justice Department.  He claimed yesterday that his firing may have been the result of pressure by two members of Congress.  All New Mexico Congress members except for Pete Domenici and Heather Wilson have said that they were not involved.


According to Mr. Iglesias, the two members of Congress were trying to find out the timetable for political corruption cases that his office was investigating.


I call on Pete Domenici to answer the following questions:


1.  Did he ask the US Justice Department to fire David Iglesias?


2.  If so, what was the reason?


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