Earlier this month, I was fortunate to join many friends from here and all around the country at Netroots Nation and discuss some of the victories we have achieved together. Specifically, I mentioned the success we had seen in urging the House Committee on the Judiciary to force Karl Rove to testify and admit his role in the firing of U.S. Attorneys while issuing "non-denial-denials" about his role in my prosecution.
That's something we never could have achieved without the support of the Netroots. I can't thank you enough for your steadfast support. But, this fight is not over; not for me, not for Karl Rove, and not for our democracy.
That's why, at my Netroots Nation panel, I launched a new campaign, www.FireRovesProsecutors.com, dedicated to seeing those Rove-vetted U.S. Attorneys and appointees still poisoning the Department of Justice removed from their positions -- ending their ability to threaten our democracy. Since then, more than 5,000 people have sent messages to the White House demanding these individuals be removed from power. I hope you'll join me by contacting the President's Senior Adviser, Valerie Jarrett, today.
This issue is anything but dead. The people who did the dirty work are still on the job right now because only a handful of the appointees have been replaced: just five of the 93 Bush put in place. That means Rove's clones are still calling the shots! They are a cancer on our system of justice and must be removed before our democracy can be healed.
To be clear, removing the previous President's appointees has been, until now, a simple matter of process. George W. Bush fired Bill Clinton's U.S. Attorneys the day after he took office. But even now, seven months after President Obama took office, my prosecution is still being led by the same Rove/Bush prosecutors at the Department of Justice and the same U.S. Attorney, who is married to one of Rove's closest political allies.
This is clearly personal for me, but my case is merely a symptom of a larger problem. Every day Rove's attack dogs remain in place is another day our nation fails to move past the crimes perpetrated under the Bush Administration. The time is well past due to remove them and move forward.
As I told my friends at my panel in Pittsburgh, none of what we accomplished could have happened without you. That's why I'm asking you to stand with me again as we continue this fight for justice.