Attorney General Eric Holder Finally Resigns -- Why It Matters

Eric HolderAttorney General Eric Holder finally stepped down from office on Thursday, and according to reports, President Obama didn't put up much of a fight accepting his resignation.

The nation's first black Attorney General was an original member of Obama's cabinet, and while the official reason that the prez didn't mind him stepping down was because he has served so long, we can't help but wonder if it has more to do with major scandals that have swirled around him throughout his tenure.


All the way from allegations that he "mishandled a lawsuit against members of the New Black Panther Party" and therefore participated in white voter suppression during the 2008 election, to his more recent involvement with failing to adequately address the IRS scandal when conservative groups were unfairly targeted for the tax-exempt status.

Oh! Let's not forget about Operation Fast and Furious, which placed U.S. firearms in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, who then used them to kill border patrol agents and countless Mexican civilians. He got held in contempt for failure to produce documents related to the operation, presumably because they implicated his approval. Hmmm.

Side note: Eric Holder is the first U.S. Attorney General in history to be held in contempt of Congress. The more you know.

There have been so many other incidents. Like the time Eric Holder said he wanted to brainwash Americans. Or when he and President Obama traded five Taliban terrorists to bring Bowe Bergdahl home. Yeah, that was sort of illegal. It's cool though! Holder's the head of the Justice Department.

Sheesh. That's barely the tip of the iceberg with Eric Holder. In fact, some people are even wondering what's coming down the pike, scandal-wise, since he is resigning just weeks before the 2014 midterm elections. One more time, all together -- hmmm.

Why do you think Eric Holder finally resigned?


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