With apologies to Dr. Seuss…..
Holder has debased the office of Attorney General.
Remember, Holder was the one responsible for the Marc Rich pardons, and it was his Justice Department that dropped the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party back in 2009. Holder also had the bright idea of trying terrorists in criminal court, an idea which thankfully was blown up by Lindsey Graham, of all people. But that isn’t why he needs to go (at least, that’s not all of it). No, his refusal to adequately explain his knowledge and involvement in Operation ‘Fast and Furious’ is why Holder is guilty of at LEAST contempt, and why it’s long past time for him to leave.
First, some background: this post from us yesterday, and this updated post from ABCnews.com.
And this brief synopsis from an Ed Morrissey column back in early December, 2011:
“The ATF sent hundreds, if not thousands, of weapons across the U.S.-Mexico border in 2009 and 2010, ostensibly to track them as they passed from straw buyers in the U.S. to drug cartels in Mexico. However, the ATF didn’t actually track the weapons, which have now begun appearing in crime scenes north of the border. The weapons have been used in hundreds of murders in Mexico and at least one in the U.S., in which Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed just over a year ago.“
Of course, that wasn’t the reason people were upset, according to Holder. C’mon, you can guess the reason….
Holder told The New York Times‘ Charlie Savage that the intense scrutiny of himself and Barack Obama relating to Fast and Furious came from a few “extreme” bloggers and conservative media figures whose criticisms were “both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”
Of course!! It’s so obvious! I know that I always agree completely with all Caucasian Democrats and Liberals, and only have a problem with the ones that are more ….darkly hued.
Mr. Holder, you’d be an equal disgrace if you were white, pink, or plaid. Feel better?
Pabulum like this aside, Texas Senator John Cornyn summed up, in 4 short minutes, the litany of offenses of which Holder is guilty. You probably have seen little of it, if any, so be sure to watch it all.