Ohio Lawmakers React to Gonzales' Decision to Leave

UNDATED (AP) - House Minority Leader John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says he wishes Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his family all the best, now that Gonzales has decided to step down as the nation's top law enforcer.

Ohio Congressman Boehner also says he hopes the next attorney general will maintain an aggressive approach against those who would want to harm the U.S.

Gonzales announced today that his resignation will take effect September 17th.

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and other Democrats say it's about time. A spokeswoman says Brown believes Gonzales' tenure has been marked by incompetence at best and outright deceit at worst.

President Bush calls his longtime friend a man of integrity, decency and principle.