Eric Holder cracking under pressure?

Posted by: Phineas on November 30, 2011 at 2:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

The Daily Caller has been carrying lots of articles about the growing calls for Attorney General Holder’s resignation over the Fast and Furious gun-trafficking scandal. And apparently it’s getting to him: when a TDC reporter tried to ask him a question about the growing clamor, Holder snapped:

Embattled Attorney General Eric Holder today demanded The Daily Caller stop publishing articles about the growing calls in Congress for his resignation because of the failed Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program.

As Holder’s aide was escorting the attorney general offstage following his remarks Tuesday afternoon at the White House, a Daily Caller reporter introduced himself and shook Holder’s hand. The reporter asked him for a response to the growing chorus of federal legislators demanding his resignation.

Holder stepped towards the exit, then turned around, stepped back toward the reporter, and sternly said, “You guys need to — you need to stop this. It’s not an organic thing that’s just happening. You guys are behind it.”

Holder then walked offstage without answering TheDC’s request for comment about calls for his resignation.

Visit TDC for the video.

I honestly feel sorry for our Attorney General; after all, it’s not easy being an admitted incompetent who doesn’t read memos on major DoJ operations and who thinks voting rights laws protect only some Americans, based on their skin color. For the worst AG since Wilson’s A. Mitchell Palmer, these have got to be tough, stressful times.

Which is why I think the poor dear should do the right thing and resign to “spend more time with his family.”

Before he does any more damage.

PS: Bravo, TDC!

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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10 Responses to “Eric Holder cracking under pressure?”


  1. Yorkshire says:

    But who would watch Obummer’s back and fend off all these allegations? It’s always hard to keep your “stories ;) ” straight.

  2. Libertarian Advocate says:

    I think Republican calls for Holder’s resignation are really very short-sighted.

    Having Holder stick around and continue to taint the atmosphere of this administration like a very nasty hot-n-stinky is great for our side.

  3. Marty says:

    He has to stay through the 2012 election so the Black Panthers can feel safe as they intimidate white voters on the way to Obama’s re-election!

  4. PE says:

    A monstrous legacy of Lindsey Graham’s sublime lack of honor masquerading as stupidity. Way to go Senator.

  5. rich7292 says:

    Ok PE your comment makes about as much sense as Obama does when his teleprompter isn’t working. PE must stand for Pea brain.

  6. Fast & Furious was nothing but a back-door attemtpt to cook the Second Amendment. Now he is telling DC what not to report. Sorry, that’s covered by the First Amendment. Besides filing suit aginst states over immigration bills he hasn’t read, there are three dead federal agents he refuses to acknowledge. All this from a guy who called ours a nation of moral cowards?

  7. Kate says:

    It’s all a right-wing conspiracy, guys! You know he is the bestest AG we ever had in the most transparent presidential administration in the history of the USA! Yeah, that’s the ticket!

  8. Dennis D says:

    Supplying weapons to drug cartels wasn’t an ” Organic Thing” either.

  9. PE says:

    rich – Graham participated in the Holder confirmation hearings as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He was one of 19 Rep. Senators to vote for confirmation. Given what was known of Holder’s track record, especially his role in Clinton’s outrageous pardon of murderers, Graham’s vote to confirm was stupid at best. Given Holder’s performance since, I believe that Graham failed in his duty to protect the best interests of this country when he supported the seating of an obviously evil, partisan hack.

  10. Carlos says:

    We used to refer to passing gas without sound as a “silent deadly.” Since Holder has kept pretty much to himself lately, does he qualify as a “silent deadly” yet?