You can add Senator Ted Cruz(R-TX) to the growing number of pols calling for Atty General Eric Holder’s ouster.
“The conduct of the Justice Department does not inspire confidence. We have seen pattern after pattern with respect to investigation of the media. We have seen the Department of Justice willing to seize the phone records, to seize the emails of this network, of the Associated Press and by all appearances the attorney general went before Congress, stated he had nothing to do with it, it’s become public that he did in fact have quite a bit to do with it. The attorney general needs to come forward and explain what the truth is and why he told Congress something different,” said Cruz.
“You know a thing or two about being attorney general and about the law,” said Megyn, citing his time as deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush, as well as his education at Harvard Law. “How unusual is it, in your experience, for the DOJ to be going after reporters, their records and so on? Is this something that would likely stand out in Eric Holder’s mind?”
“It’s unprecedented,” he responded. “And the degree of willingness of this administration to target, to target a reporter for this network as an unindicted co-conspirator? I mean, that is without precedent. And, unfortunately, I think it’s part and parcel of a pattern from this administration of not respecting the Bill of Rights.”
Cruz went on to declare that Obama should “absolutely” call for Holder‘s resignation because of the AG’s “willingness to disregard the law.”
Kelly asked him what he thought of the right-wing bomb-thrower insults that are often hurled his way, and Cruz answered, “Folks are entitled to throw whatever insults they want. From my end, I have no intention of reciprocating. I will not response in kind.”
Just what you want to hear from a statesman – as opposed to a divisive, hyper-political community organizer (iykwimaityd.)
Meanwhile, over at PMSNBC, the juicebox crowd are circling the wagons for their mighty hero, Holder, aka the “Moses of our time”.
MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson called Attorney General Eric Holder “the Moses of our time” Wednesday on “Martin Bashir.”
He was responding to Bashir’s mention of the mounting calls for Holder to step down.
“I think the attorney general should step down, too”, Dyson began, “off of that plateau where he resides in high principle….and whip some heads!”
In case you’re not rolling on the floor, laughing yet, it gets better.
He continued, “but he shouldn’t give up his office. What he should understand is that he is the chief law-giver of the United States of America, so to speak - he’s the MOSES of our time - and at least for this administration.”
Interesting point… Moses told Pharaoh, “let my people go…” because they had been enslaved by the Egyptians for 400+ years.
Holder said the focus on the Black Panther case demeaned “my people” when Congress asked about the Justice Dept. dismissal of the voter intimidation case.
Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!