One of the most divisive members of a corrupt Administration, Attorney General Eric Holder has announced he will resign, just one day after a judge ordered the Department of Justice to release documents pertaining to the Fast and Furious operation.
While NPR, the New York Times and other liberal media outlets sing the praises and alleged civil rights accomplishments of Holder, the rest of America will remember him primarily as the attorney general who was investigated and ultimately held in contempt by Congress over the scheme known as Fast and Furious.
As with all the other illegal actions of the Obama Administration, liberals would like to make Fast and Furious disappear, blaming it on the Bush Administration.
While it’s true that the “gunwalking” program began in the late Bush Administration, it’s under the Obama Administration and Holder in particular that the feds lost track of over 2,000 firearms funneled to drug cartels in Mexico. In December 2010, two of the Fast and Furious weapons were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol officer Brian Terry in Arizona.
This led Congress to investigate. Or rather, it led Republicans in Congress to investigate while Democrats did everything possible to block, cover up and stonewall. The DOJ refused to cooperate and would not turn over subpoenaed documents to Congress. President Obama eventually used an executive order to prevent the documents from being released.
Holder was held in contempt of Congress in 2012.
On Wednesday, a judge ordered the documents released by Oct. 1 to the House Oversight Committee. Chairman Darrell Issa said the documents could shed light on why the Administration was attempting to cover up facts leading to the deaths of Terry and numerous Mexican citizens.
The Obama Administration has maintained that releasing the documents would violate the separation of powers delineated in the Constitution, a position rich with irony when expressed by a president who has made himself king in all but name by enacting laws through executive order.
Earlier today, Holder announced his resignation, which will take effect as soon as the White House can get another water carrier confirmed.