Democrats announced on Thursday that Eric Holder is now officially set to resign as Attorney General as soon as his replacement can be confirmed. As Fox News explains, no names have been formally identified yet for his successor. But after six incredibly toxic, divisive years of forcing through the left’s abusive, ultra-partisan agenda, the scandal-plagued leadership at the Department of Justice can only be relieved by his long-overdue removal from office.
Holder’s record is extreme. He once blocked the prosecution of armed Black Panthers for open voter intimidation at the polls, and enthusiastically enforced most of the left’s overtly racist agenda. He once smeared the U.S. as a “nation of cowards” for not wanting to endlessly debate imaginary black victimhood. He also blatantly lied to race-bait the Trayvon Martin shooting into a hate crime and tried to persecute an already-exonerated Mark Zimmerman.
Holder outrageously tried to enforce laws that had already been overturned by the Supreme Court (like the Voting Rights Act), refused to enforce drug laws that he arbitrarily (and ridiculously) decided were racist, and refused to prosecute or even investigate the left’s highly politicized IRS for relentlessly sabotaging conservatives in the middle of a major national election.
He was also the central figure in the left’s attempts to stage gun violence on the border by handing guns to Mexican gangs and drug cartels (‘Fast and Furious’). Holder threatened and vindictively retaliated against whistle-blowers and lied repeatedly under oath to bury this scandal, and was even held in contempt of Congress over his non-stop obstruction of the investigation.
**His resignation comes just as a federal court finishes ordering the release of what are likely very damning “Fast and Furious” documents.**
Holder frivolously targeted Republican donors for fraudulent prosecution while shielding Democrat campaign contributors like Goldman Sachs as they blatantly violated financial rules. He also launched race-based “investigations” and lawsuits to harass and intimidate states out of requiring free (or nearly free) voter IDs at the polls (Democrats rely on voter fraud).
He filed lawsuits against any state that tried to fight back against illegal immigration, launched thousands of race-baiting witch hunts against banks for having any kind of lending standards (Democrats never learn from history), and regularly worked around Congress to trample the 2nd Amendment. Holder also openly discriminated against non-Democrats in his hiring practices, allowing only flaming left-wing fanatics like himself to be hired.
He constantly buried any and every connection between attacks like the Ft. Hood massacre and Islamic extremism. He tried to criminalize actual journalism by openly targeting, spying on, and intimidating reporters. He was instrumental in pardoning obscenely corrupt convicts like Marc Rich and bloodthirsty left-wing terrorists.
Holder’s DOJ threatened to prosecute people for disagreeing with Islam in public. It purged all references to “radical Islam” from FBI training materials. And it forced federal authorities to treat foreign Islamic terrorists as mere common criminals to be prosecuted in regular civilian courts.
It goes on and on.
As Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) put it, “Eric Holder is the most divisive U.S. attorney general in modern history…By needlessly injecting politics into law enforcement, Attorney General Holder’s legacy has eroded more confidence in our legal system than any attorney general before him.”
And for lawlessly abusing his power at every turn with brazen Chicago thug tactics to shake down businesses, silence dissent, and destroy anyone who got in the way of Democrat power, Eric Holder now gets to withdraw from office at his leisure and spend the rest of his days enjoying endless taxpayer-funded handouts, pensions, and payoffs.