U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales apologized to Department of Justice employees and said he accepts full responsibility for "what this Department has gone through in the past six months," according to a transcript of his remarks obtained by Legal Times.
A Justice Department spokeswoman said Gonzales addressed Justice employees via closed-circuit television last Friday, and the transcript appears accurate. The remarks are similar, in some respects, to comments Gonzales made before the Senate Judiciary today. Senators had tough questions for Gonzales, who said he would not resign. "I have never been one to quit," he said.
In the transcript of his remarks to employees, Gonzales said that "Since I have never been one to quit, I decided that the best course of action was to remain here and fix the problems."
The transcript follows after the jump: