Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe diGenova, a frequent guest on WMAL in Washington, D.C., had some choice words for Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday. Asked about Holder’s recent contention that there is “racial animus” in much of the opposition to Barack Obama and himself, diGenova didn’t hold back.
WMAL’s Larry O’Conner played audio from the ABC News interview Sunday of Holder asserting, ”There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me that is directed at me, directed at the president. People talk about taking their country back. I can’t look into peoples’ hearts, look into peoples’ minds, but it seems to me that this president has been treated differently than others.”
DiGenova let loose this blistering torrent of abuse:
His comments are beneath his office. Eric Holder has become unhinged. These comments are stupid, they’re silly, they’re churlish, they’re childish, they’re sophomoric. This is faculty lounge crap. The president of the United States and the attorney general are both black. Is it not surprising to them that this happened in the United States of America? That the president, a black president, has been elected twice by the American people? That the attorney general has been around for two terms?
This is not a racist country.
What is going on here is because of the incompetence of this administration and particularly this president (and may I say, regrettably, the attorney general himself) they have politicized every aspect of government to the core. And when people react to it legitimately, claiming constitutional violations the attorney general says something like this?
I mean what he is doing is demonstrating why he should not be the attorney general any longer. This is an embarrassment. You wouldn’t hear any other Attorney General talk like this. White, Black, Green, Yellow, Chinese, Hispanic, nobody would talk like this. This is basically stupid. I mean its mind-boggling that the Attorney General could sit there with a major news network, being interviewed by a black correspondent by the way who’s a wonderful reporter, and say things like this.
I mean when you listen to his voice, you hear this kind of trembling doubt in his own mind about whether or not he should say it, and yet he has no governance, he says it anyway.
This really is stupid stuff.
Hey, tell us how you really feel, Joe.
Earlier in the interview, diGenova was asked what he thinks about the situation in Nebraska, where the Governor is fuming because the Regime refuses to tell him where they’re dumping the illegal immigrant minors.
DiGenova recommended that the governor file a lawsuit against the president – for failure to inform them. “Whether or not there’s a legal responsibility to do so, there’s a political and moral responsibility for reasons of health care, education, budget, law enforcement,” he said.
Asked if he thought the governor would prevail in the lawsuit, diGenova answered that he had no idea, adding, “but you know what? There’s nothing better than embarrassing this president, because he can’t stand it.”
diGenova came out against impeachment later on in the interview, saying the president is “untouchable.”
“Just leave him alone, let him suffer in his own juices,” diGenova said. “Sarah Palin is out of her mind. It may make her feel good, but we’re not going to impeach the president and we don’t want to. We want him left around as an issue.”
He recommended impeachment for others in the administration like John Koskinen.