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Dems Defend Holder: GOP Can’t Take Criticism

From The Hill:

Democrats defend Holder from GOP

By Alexander Bolton | April 11, 2014

Senate Democrats are rallying to Attorney General Eric Holder’s defense. They argue Republicans are wrong to suggest he is overly partisan, or that he is more uncooperative with Congress compared to past attorneys general.

“I guess they don’t like anybody who disagrees with them,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “He’s a strong and smart advocate for a different point of view.”

Oh, our sides. Can’t breathe. No, the Republicans aren’t used to having to face anyone who disagrees with them. No way.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a senior member of the panel, also stood up for Holder. “I simply do not accept that. I’ve been here long enough to know,” she said. “He is less partisan than some, that’s for sure.”

Like who? Josef Stalin? Pol Pot?

Holder is at the center of a new political firestorm following testy exchanges with House Republicans this week at a panel hearing…

It’s not new. It’s been going on since Fast & Furious, which was uncovered very early on in the Obama administration.

The contempt Holder and the GOP hold for one another was on full display all week. “He’s certainly the worst. He’s the most political attorney general,” Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the Senate Republican Whip, said Thursday.

“He’s been completely non-cooperative with Congress, making bogus claims to executive privilege on the Fast and Furious investigation and non-responsive to the House members,” Cornyn said. “He is contemptuous of Congress and any legitimate congressional oversight,” he added.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who uncovered the gun-walking operation that resulted in the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry, said Holder has refused to answer letters and questions from members of the Judiciary Committee.

Grassley, the ranking Republican on the panel, said Holder is “pleasant” in person but called his attitude toward Congress “obnoxious.”

“He’s doing everything he can to ignore Congress,” he said.

All of which demonstrates Holder’s contempt for Congress. But where is the evidence of Congress’s contempt for Holder?

Fights between Attorney Generals and lawmakers in the opposing party are nothing new, and Democrats say Holder is no more politically motivated than former Bush Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whom they say presided over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys because of a lack of loyalty to the Republican Party…

And never mind that Bill Clinton and his Attorney General, Janet Reno, fired every single one of the US attorneys. All 93 of them. And The Hill and the rest of our one party news media did not bat an eyelash.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 11th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Dems Defend Holder: GOP Can’t Take Criticism”

  1. Petronius says:

    “Alberto Gonzales, whom they say presided over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys….”

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Tigellinus-Holder has made left-wing radicalism a litmus test for attorney employment at DOJ.

    He or his deputies have driven out of DOJ nearly all of the conservative, moderate, non-ideological and apolitical staff attorneys and Immigration Judges –– a feat that has passed unremarked in our national media.

    And, at the same time, he has crammed DOJ’s ranks with hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of hard-core Leftists drawn from Democrat Party subsidiaries, the al-Qaeda bar, and the George Soros network of nonprofits (you know, the nonprofits that are never subject to IRS scrutiny).

    As a result, the resumes of hundreds of DOJ staff attorneys boast former clients or employers such as:
    • Johnny Walker Lindh “the American Taliban”
    • Amar Khadr, the terrorist who murdered Delta Force medic Christopher Speer
    • the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
    • Karamah –– Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
    • Junta for Progressive Action
    • Intersex Society of North America
    • the Queer Resistance Front
    • the Public Justice Center
    • Students of Color Coalition
    • the Black Organization of Soul Sisters
    • Human Rights First (advocates for GITMO detainees)
    • the Center for Institutional and Social Change
    • Poverty and Race Research Action Council
    • Workers’ Center for Racial Justice / People’s Organizing Committee
    • Feminist Majority Foundation
    • Palestine Solidarity Committee
    • Americans United for Separation of Church and State (an anti-Catholic hate group)

    Of course making experience with left-wing fringe groups a criterion for hiring at DOJ violates the civil service laws.

    But then Tigellinus-Holder has violated so many laws that we can without exaggeration describe the DOJ as a criminal organization.

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