The Attorney General has been hinting he’d be resigning his office for over a year now, perhaps setting a record for floating a trial balloon on such an act. Now he’s decided the time was right to actually do it — or should we say, make the announcement that he will do it, since there is still no end date for his tenure.
I do not accept this as a newsworthy event.
What is newsworthy is the following part of the story:
…though he and the Justice Department still face contempt of Congress charges that will linger well after he officially gives up the office. Analysts said Mr. Holder — the first sitting Cabinet official ever to face a contempt citation from Congress — will likely duck any legal punishment, though his department will soon be forced to begin turning over the documents he withheld, which sparked the initial fight. It’s just the latest in a series of stormy disputes that have defined his turbulent six-year tenure. <Washington Times, link>
As we all know, during the Obama/Holder regime, 2,000 assault weapons were handed to Mexican drug cartels, and then, in the aftermath of a murdered U.S. border agent at the hands of a thug holding one of those weapons, the Holder justice department began stonewalling congressional inquiries into Operation Fast & Furious.
This alone is an insult to our nation and its laws, but then throw in all of the Obama/Holder selective enforcement of laws and you have a truly un-American and historic demolition of American justice.
Here is another newsworthy part of the real story:
A federal judge in Washington this week rejected his requests for a months long delay in turning over documents related to the Fast and Furious gunwalking operation.
That third branch of government — the Judiciary — just might join the House of Representatives and save the republic from mssrs. Obama and Holder and their callous and blatant disregard for the American system of government.
Initially, the Justice Department denied to Congress that guns were intentionally being allowed to “walk” but later issued a stunning recantation of that claim, acknowledging they had misled Capitol Hill. But while the department turned over documents related to the gun operation, it refused to release documents about its own response — including the lead-up to the false claim.
Is Holder announcing his resignation just prior to the mid-term elections because he knows that the documents will bring more shame on the Obama administration?
It doesn’t matter either way because that shame is inevitable.
Oh, and let’s remember that the contempt vote included more than a few Democrats:
In 2012 the House voted 255-67 — with 17 Democrats joining the GOP — to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress.
This is Holder’s legacy.