The country struggles with a flood of laws at a time when the chief law enforcement officer, Eric Holder, can’t be trusted. Many Americans and members of Congress are convinced the Attorney General is not only untruthful, but also has established his own view of justice rather than enforcing the laws on the books.
Holder has a long list of questionable legal decisions and misdeeds guided by his political and racial philosophies. As early as the end of the Clinton Administration, the then-Assistant Attorney General Holder was embroiled in the controversy surrounding the pardon of Democratic donor Marc Rich letting one of the FBI’s “most wanted” go free. A New York Times editorial called it a “shocking abuse” of power.
Holder’s tragic incompetence in the past several months has been revealed in the egregious case known as “fast & furious.”
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has now subpoenaed the Obama Administration over the “Fast & Furious” program that sent thousands of guns to Mexico under a Department of Justice botched program, as reported in October by The New York Times and other media.
Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif) has charged that Eric Holder provided misleading information to Congress in May about when he suspiciously said he first learned of the program. The guns were misdirected to Mexican drug cartels. A border agent was killed with one of the guns.
When asked if Holder had ever apologized to the agent’s family, the attorney general said he had not, acknowledging only that he regretted the incident. At least 59 members of Congress have called for Holder’s resignation.
Eric Holder refuses to proceed with an investigation and prosecution of the two black panthers who intimidated white voters outside of a Philadelphia polling place in 2008. He felt that to proceed with the case would “demean my people,” Holder declared. It is apparent our attorney general does not believe in equal protection under the law. He apparently prefers extra protection for some, but not others. Holder is obliged to enforce federal election laws in an objective, non-partisan, race-neutral manner. That seems a far cry from his intentions.
The Obama Justice Department is pushing to maximize turnout of Democrats in 2012 by filing “motor voter” suits across the country, complaining that state agencies aren’t circulating voter registration forms in social service agencies.
A lawsuit filed this summer against the State of Louisiana “is closely timed with a separate suit advanced by the notorious ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate and the NAACP,” a Dec. 1 story said. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s officials have vowed to fight it, while “some states have rolled over to accept agreements that go beyond the scope of written law,” the American Spectator’s Spectacle blog said. Some fear the consent agreements with the Justice Department will block state officials from moving against instances of potential fraud.