Right about the time I was leaving for a week and not planning to write any blogs, Eric Holder announced his resignation as attorney general. Of all the high-level appointees in the Obama administration, he was probably closer to his boss than anyone. In most ways, he was the extension of Obama into the American justice system.
In case you’re wondering, I’m not saying that was a good thing. Holder was arguably the most divisive attorney general in American history, again a mirror image of his chief. For him, and for Obama, nearly everything has a racial angle. Neither did he have much respect for the laws of the nation with which he disagreed, not even bothering to enforce them.
His tenure at the Department of Justice was a travesty in so many ways it’s hard to come up with a complete listing of his egregious actions.
Holder raised stonewalling and disingenuousness to an art form. If you are to believe him, nothing wrong ever happened on his watch:
Some of the cartoonists played upon an identical theme after learning of his upcoming resignation:
The whole concept of equal justice under the law has taken a real body blow under Holder. The rule of law has been dismantled plank by plank.
Why leave now? Some have speculated he’s just getting out while the getting is good, before the house collapses around him:
A scarier prospect is that he is now in line to be nominated to the Supreme Court. That would be an even greater travesty—and tragedy—than having him as head of the DOJ. That’s another reason why it’s so crucial that Republicans control the Senate the last two years of Obama’s reign. Hopefully, there would be enough backbone in the Republican senators to doom any attempt to put this man on the highest court in the land.
Farewell, Eric Holder. And may we never again see your type in the position you have held for nearly six years.