A favorite tactic of Obama and members of his Regime, is to run with the biggest, boldest lie possible, and dare anyone to question it. Eric Holder – easily the most corrupt Attorney General in our nation’s history – fully embraced that tactic in spectacular fashion at a press conference Tuesday when he made the ludicrous claim that he cleaned up Bush’s Justice Dept.
Yep. He actually said that.
Attorney General Eric Holder pushed back against Republicans who said the Justice Department, under his leadership, had become little more than a political machine to push liberal causes — and said that he’s actually cleaned up all the politicking that had taken place under the former Bush administration.
In a press conference that began with his personal introduction — “For the record, I am Eric Holder” — the exiting agency head took shots at critics who suggested that nominee Loretta Lynch was his mirror image, and those who said the Justice Department was too political.
“It’s a little irresponsible for people on the hill to say that policy differences that we have with them … can be characterized as political,” Mr. Holder said, Mediaite reported. “There’s been no politicization of this Justice Department.”
He then went on to say that those who further such claims are wrong — that their jabs are “totally inconsistent with the facts,” Mr. Holder said in an ABC News video.
Mr. Holder also said with a bit of an bitter tone that former President George W. Bush’s Justice Department was the one that was truly political — and that he had been forced to clean it up when he took over as attorney general.
The unrepentant Holder also said that he was “proud of the historic things” his DOJ has done and expressed his hope that people wouldn’t pay attention to “interesting sound bites” that are “simply not consistent with facts.”
“I will leave this department in the way I found it when I came here back in 1976 — with high moral, with people who are dedicated to doing things only on the basis of the facts and the law,” he said in the ABC News video. “I’m proud of the historic things we have done. I hope the American people would not fall prey to interesting sound bites that are simply not consistent with facts.”
“The facts” have actually been quite consistent, as former DOJ Civil Rights Attorney J Christian Adams chronicled in his “Every Single One” series of articles at PJ Media about Holder’s hyper-political hiring practices. (Read parts one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven.)
This is Eric Holder’s legacy and he is not happy about it.
Maybe it makes him uneasy to know that he will always be remembered as the most corrupt Attorney General in our nation’s history?
Too bad. He should have thought about that before he politicized his office and abandoned his oath to uphold our nation’s laws.
The DOJ’s Press flacks did a yeoman’s job cleaning up this man’s messes and keeping the media at bay – but history is not going to judge Eric Holder well. I hope he’s beginning to feel that.