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Monday, December 19, 2011

Can 75 Members Of Congress Be Wrong?

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), questions US Attorney General Eric Holder as he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, DC, December 8, 2011. Holder faced a congressional hearing over a scandal which allowed US weapons to find their way into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

A New York Times piece, A Lightning Rod Is Undeterred, begins:  “For nearly three years, Republicans have attacked Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on national security and civil rights issues. For months, they have criticized him over a gun-trafficking investigation gone awry, with dozens of leaders calling for his resignation. Last week, more than 75 members of Congress co-sponsored a House resolution expressing “no confidence” in his leadership.”

The nation’s chief law enforcement officer contends that many of his critics are playing “Washington gotcha games”.

Mr. Holder believes the strong opposition is merely political fodder.  “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him, both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American,” he said.

It couldn’t be because they both have a penchant for blaming others for their colossal failures.  Nah.  That couldn’t be it.

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