Poor Eric Holder. Unlike any other Attorney General in history, he and he alone is being held accountable for the things he does; and for the things he does not do. The previous day, during questioning in a House Judicial Committee oversight hearing, Representative Louis Gohmert was displeased with Holder's continued vague, evasive answers. Finally Gohmert brought up the fact that Eric Holder had been held in contempt of Congress for not providing specific documents requested in the Fast and Furious investigation.
“I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said.
Holder responded quickly and with obvious irritation, pointing his finger at Gohmert. “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You don’t want to go there, okay,” said Holder.
“I don’t want to go there?” Gohmert responded.
“You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me,” Holder replied.
So if it's a big deal to Attorney General Holder to be held in contempt of Congress why has he not provided the documents requested? Liberals will argue that he has presented thousands of pages of documents and that's true. He just refuses to give up the ones the committee needs to get answers.
So with hurt feelings Mr. Holder went to see Al Sharpton to get a little sympathy.
“I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly and divisive adversity,” he said. “And if you don’t believe that, you look at the way — forget about me — you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee. Had nothing to do with me. What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?”
This is just a thought... but maybe you should take a look at two things. First, take a look at yourself and what you have done, or what you have failed to do. In addition to your refusal to effectively cooperate in the Fast and Furious investigation, you failed to charge the New Black Panthers with voter intimidation even with video evidence.
You appointed a blatant Obama supporter to investigate charges that the IRS was targeting conservatives, something that they openly admitted.
You bugged the phones and monitored e-mails of Associated Press employees and gave even closer scrutiny to FOX News' James Rosen without cause.
You failed to indict HSBC after it acknowledged laundering money for Mexican drug cartels, helping rogue states avoid international sanctions and working closely with Saudi Arabian banks linked to terrorist organizations saying "It might hurt the economy."
You said it's perfectly OK for the President to authorize drone strikes on American citizens deemed by the President to be enemies without due process and without accountability - even as you insist that captured terrorists be given all rights to due process.
You instructed Assistant U.S. Attorneys to ignore the mandatory drug sentencing guidelines at their own discretion, in direct contradiction not only of your authority but of the U.S. Sentencing Committee and of the House of Representatives - something that was decried by Judge William Pryor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Need I go on, Mr. Attorney General? How many other Attorneys General have a dirty laundry list that compares with yours?
Gohmert was on The Kelly File last night speaking about Holder's remarks. “Alberto Gonzalez, George W.] Bush’s appointment, was brutalized by Democrats in the Senate and House,” Gohmert said. “John Ashcroft was brutalized. Ed Meese — brutalized. John Mitchell, now he may have deserved what he got, but he sure got a lot worse treatment than this attorney general. So he makes these assertions, like some lawyers do in opening statements, but then the trouble is, when it comes to putting on evidence, he has none.”
Eric Holder has been one of the worst, if not THE worst Attorney General in my lifetime. He took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and it seems he is determined to do just the opposite.
President Obama has also played the race card on several occasions since he has been President. He seems to believe that people don't really oppose his policies and his ideology so much as they just don't like the color of his skin. Many liberal Obama supporters make allegations of racism against anyone who opposes the President. "Racist" seems to be the catch phrase of the Obama administration.
It's not about race it's about failure; failure to do the job you were elected/appointed to do. Obama is doing what he wants. In all fairness to Holder - I'm guessing he's doing exactly what the President appointed him to do - run roughshod over the Constitution. It may not be legal or ethical but it's what Obama wants.
It was learned yesterday that the House Oversight Committee has copies of e-mails which indicate Representative Elijah Cummings (D), was involved with the IRS' Lois Lerner in the targeting of at least one conservative political action group during the 2012 election. Is it any wonder that Cummings has been insisting for weeks that there is no evidence of wrongdoing and that the hearings be ended immediately?
I can only wonder how long it will be before Elijah Cummings says that using the e-mails against him is racist...