The case against Holder
In an editorial a week or two ago, I called for Eric Holder’s resignation over the AP subpoenas. I’ve had second thoughts about that, partly because I’ve read several pieces defending the AP investigation (including this, from WaPo’s Walter Pincus), and because I’m not sure that Holder should resign over the sins of Carmen Ortiz.
But Bill Press provides more ammunition in making the liberal’s case against Holder. Among his particulars:
- His refusal to pursue charges against Bush Administration officials involved in torture and rendition.
- His refusal to pursue charges against those responsible for pre-crash financial shenanigans.
- His refusal to go after “to big to fail” banks, whatever their wrongdoing.
- His refusal to challenge state voter suppression laws.
- His pointless persecution of John Edwards.
- His prosecution of state-approved medical marijuana dispensaries.
I’d add “Fast and Furious” to that list, not because I’m shocked that a branch office of an under-managed agency (ATF) would pull a bone-headed play, but because Holder was so ham-handed in finessing it.
Press concludes it’s time for Eric Holder to spend more time with his family. I’m OK with that.