Holder, who should have resigned in disgrace after the Fast and Furious scandal erupted in the Spring of 2011, soldiered on even after he was held in contempt by congress in the summer of 2012.
His tenure as the nation’s top law enforcement officer will be remembered as one marked by scandal, corruption, hyper-politicization, opposition to 2nd Amendment rights, hostility toward conservatives, and an abysmal batting average in the courts.
Under Holder, the DOJ began treating terrorists as criminal defendants rather than enemy combatants, and purged references to “radical Islam” in FBI training materials.
His first scandal erupted when the DOJ dropped the New Black Panther voter intimidation case in May of 2009, (described by Bartle Bull, a former civil rights lawyer and publisher of the left-wing Village Voice, as “the most blatant form of voter intimidation I’ve ever seen.”)
Under Holder, the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ became hyper-politicized sewer that engaged in politicized hiring practices in the career civil service ranks.
In June 2008, Holder admitted to the American Constitution Society (an organization started as a liberal counterweight to the Federalist Society) that the Justice Department was “going to be looking for people who share our values.”
There’s more at the link.
AG Eric Holder To Step Down After 6 Years Heading Justice Department Outnumbered:
Goldberg: President Obama losing his ‘hatchet man’:
I’ll let Curly Bill sum up my feelings about Holder’s departure:
Krauthammer’s Take: Left Will Regret Holder’s Politicization of AG’s Office
“He was a political Attorney General and that’s not the way it’s supposed to be.”
Eric Erickson, Red State: Clearest Sign Yet the GOP Will Take the Senate: Eric Holder to Resign