Cornyn to Holder: “It is my sincere hope President Obama replaces you”

posted at 1:11 pm on June 12, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Attorney General Eric Holder appeared again before the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning to testify about both his Justice Department’s continued stonewalling of Congress’s investigation into deadly Fast and Furious gunwalking operation, as well as an ongoing probe of the cyberattack-related national security leaks coming out of the White House of late. It wasn’t the most productive hearing to date in terms of getting answers, despite the gathering thunder calling for Congress to formally hold Eric Holder in contempt for deliberately neglecting to comply with the F&F-related Congressional subpoena (last week, we learned that of the known 140,000 existing documents relating to Fast and Furious, Holder has only turned over 7,600 to the House Oversight Comittee).

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), however, did give voice to a lot of the frustrations running high with Eric Holder and his sketchy Justice Department. All of this stonewalling doesn’t do much to convince us of your innocence, Mr. Holder, and during a heated exchange, Cornyn went right for the metaphorical jugular:

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, made the call for Holder’s resignation during a Senate hearing late Tuesday morning. It came in the context of GOP concerns about Holder’s decision to appoint two lawyers from within his department to handle the politically sensitive leak probe — as well as concerns about Fast and Furious.

“I would say that you leave me no alternative but to join those that call upon you to resign your office,” Cornyn said. “Americans deserve an attorney general that will be honest with them, they deserve an attorney general who will uphold the basic standards of political independence and accountability. You’ve proven time and time again, sadly, that you’re unwilling to do so.”

Holder in response accused Republicans of playing politics, and specifically accused Cornyn of “breathtaking” inaccuracies.

“I don’t have any intention of resigning,” he said.

Cornyn joined in with the 130 House members who have so far officially called for Holder’s resignation, and he had plenty of reasoning to back up his resolution:

“The leaking of classified information represents a major threat to national security, and your office faces a clear conflict of interest, yet you will not appoint a special counsel,” Cornyn told the attorney general. “Meanwhile, you still resist coming clean about what you knew and when you knew it with regard to Operation Fast and Furious. You won’t cooperate with the legitimate Congressional investigation, and you won’t hold anyone – including yourself – accountable.”

Cornyn also says that the Justice Department is preventing states from taking steps to prevent voter fraud, a reference to the DOJ’s opposition to the Florida state government’s attempts to remove ineligible voters from voter registration rolls. …

“He’s shown himself incapable of separating himself as an arm of the Obama administration and an independent attorney general that’s supposed to be the chief law enforcement [official] for the country,” Cornyn said.

Ouch. The smarm on Holder’s end was perhaps slightly less palpable than usual — perhaps because Congress decided to hold a vote on contempt proceedings next week — but Holder insisted that his boss has “full confidence” in him. …Uh huh. If that’s the case, President Obama is probably the last remaining American who does.

Update: Here’s Sen. Cornyn on Fox News with his post-hearing analysis.

Update (Ed): Here’s Cornyn’s full statement, as well as Holder’s response:


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“I don’t have any intention of resigning,” he said.

It’s not up to you. It’s up to your boss, the Punk, alas.

Schadenfreude on June 12, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Thank you cornyn for getting this into the record! But, holder will not resign and bho won’t ask him to? holder has way way too much krap on bho/mo/jarrett for that to happen?
L

letget on June 12, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Obama will want to dispose of this issue quickly or have it mushroom beyond his ability spin it.

But he won’t.

dogsoldier on June 12, 2012 at 1:17 PM

It’s MY sincere hope that the WHOLE Administration gets indicted.
.
Yeah, I know. That’s really “reaching”, ain’t it?

But I can still hope. : )

listens2glenn on June 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Mitten’s AG must prosecute Holder. And extradite to Mexico for over 200 counts of accessory to murder.

rbj on June 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Eric Holder… the latest visible albatross around Obama’s neck…

More popcorn, please…

Khun Joe on June 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Heres the whole shabang,from Cspan!!
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Atty. Gen. Holder Back on Capitol Hill
**************************************

Washington, DC
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder will testify Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee. Oversight members will be hearing testimony on a wide range of initiatives of the Department of Justice.

Mr. Holder will likely be asked about his appointments last Friday of two federal prosecutors to lead an investigation into leaks of national security information. Critics have accused the Administration of attempting to increase
========================================

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Atty-Gen-Holder-Back-on-Capitol-Hill/10737431427-2/

canopfor on June 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

John Cornyn cannot seriously believe that there is any chance of obama replacing Holder – it is not going to happen.

Pork-Chop on June 12, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Holder’s resignation would serve nothing. The “victory” would be purely political. If it’s justice we want, he needs to be impeached, convicted, removed from office and criminal charges filed as the result of whatever is discovered during the course of the impeachment trial (or whatever Issa may have on him already). Or else a Special Prosecutor needs to be appointed (shudder).

And, somehow, this all needs to happen in a way that Obama can’t pardon his AG at any point before, during, or after the proceedings. This is not an easy one at all for the House, even under the leadership of someone less maladroit than Boehner.

de rigueur on June 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Wow…well if John Cornyn says so….ha.
File in the ‘no credibility’ file:

In 2007…when AG Gonzalez was having his little moment (in a much much worse spot than Holder), Cornyn was reliably fully politically motivated on how he saw it all –

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2007/04/cornyn_gonzales_resignation_wo.php

But his logic for that support has turned nakedly political, with not even a nod to Gonzales’ effectiveness as attorney general. During an interview on CNN earlier today, when asked whether Gonzales should stay on, Cornyn replied:

I think he should, because frankly I don’t think the Democrats will be satisfied by the resignation of Al Gonzales. This is, at its base, a political fishing expedition, and they’re not going to be satisfied with just Al Gonzales.

Ha.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Just keep asking Holder to resign every week until the election…..

Don’t let Holder screw up anything else.

Go after all of his leftist minions as well.

redguy on June 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

………..change the face, keep the policy.

Same old song in D.C.

And here we go again as the tune begins anew.

PappyD61 on June 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

There’s no way Holder is going to go outside of a miracle. He’s the only means Obama has to conceal the facts that would bring out the pitchforks.

The Rogue Tomato on June 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Well Holder that will depend on wether or not you hurt Obama’s re election chances or maybe the F&F thing goes to the top and Obama and Holder will holdon till the end. Time for a patriotic hacker to liberate the F&F documents.

magicbeans on June 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

“I would say that you leave me no alternative but to join those that call upon you to resign your office,”

Is it possible that Republicans are finally feeling the wind at their backs on this thing? It’s is going to be nearly impossibly for the LSM to ignore now.

antipc on June 12, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Holder’s resignation would serve nothing. The “victory” would be purely political.

de rigueur on June 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

No. If Holder’s resignation caused the DOJ to give up the documents Issa wants, then it would serve wonderfully. Granted, that’s a big “IF”.

The Rogue Tomato on June 12, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Cornyn’s interrogation of Holder was just brutal. The laundry list of Holder’s failings he started with was devastating to anyone who isn’t a Demtool.

Great theater, even though I can barely stand to watch the mendacious meerkat perjure himself.

novaculus on June 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Well Holder that will depend on wether or not you hurt Obama’s re election chances or maybe the F&F thing goes to the top and Obama and Holder will holdon till the end. Time for a patriotic hacker to liberate the F&F documents.

magicbeans on June 12, 2012 at 1:22 PM

The more Holder stonewalls, the more I’m persuaded that it does go to the top. So, yes, it’s time for a patriotic hacker/whistle blower.

The Rogue Tomato on June 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM

On the CSPAN video linky,

Cornyn begins at

01:28:59….and at 01:34:27 states..

…(“It is my sincere hope President Obama replaces you”)

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Atty-Gen-Holder-Back-on-Capitol-Hill/10737431427-2/

canopfor on June 12, 2012 at 1:26 PM

The real problems with this administration will manifest themselve during the lame duck session. Who will the turd pardon? My guess is his whole administration.

SouthernGent on June 12, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Ouch indeed

Jugular!

cmsinaz on June 12, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Holder’s resignation would serve nothing….

de rigueur on June 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Sorry, but I beg to differ. Holder won’t resign, but if he were to resign, Obama would be faced with naming a replacement. The confirmation hearings would be a disaster for Obama.

novaculus on June 12, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Dear leader wont through his best bud under the bus

cmsinaz on June 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Is it possible that Republicans are finally feeling the wind at their backs on this thing? It’s is going to be nearly impossibly for the LSM to ignore now.

antipc on June 12, 2012 at 1:23 PM

I’d like to think that, but they’ve shown complete willingness up till now to pretend nothing is going on vis-a-vis Holder.

Bitter Clinger on June 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Sorry, but I beg to differ. Holder won’t resign, but if he were to resign, Obama would be faced with naming a replacement. The confirmation hearings would be a disaster for Obama.

novaculus on June 12, 2012 at 1:28 PM

novaculus:I thank you again,for the CSPAN heads up,on
the other thread,I don’t want to take all the
credit,at linking these goodies…thanks Nova:)

canopfor on June 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I just don’t want Holder pardoned. I want the frog march and the whole nine yards and at least 6 months in a pillory in Times Square so we can put at least as much crap on him as he has on us!

tim c on June 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Maybe this fever will break soon.

faraway on June 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Throughout _throw

Need caffeine

cmsinaz on June 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM

You should know when to Holder ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.

baseballguy on June 12, 2012 at 1:36 PM

“I have no intention on resigning”.

Excellent! Nothing will look better in September/October than Holder and a perp walk.

Keep at it Mr. Holder. We’re counting on you on providing many moments of clarity of what the Obama administration is all about.

kim roy on June 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM

No. If Holder’s resignation caused the DOJ to give up the documents Issa wants, then it would serve wonderfully. Granted, that’s a big “IF”.

The Rogue Tomato on June 12, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Sorry, but I beg to differ. Holder won’t resign, but if he were to resign, Obama would be faced with naming a replacement. The confirmation hearings would be a disaster for Obama.

novaculus on June 12, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Agree with these (both excellent examples of “exposure” and resulting political advantage and maybe some future criminal prosecutions), but if it stops short of criminal prosecution of Holder (assuming, as his behavior indicates, that he’s one of the principals responsible for F&F), then justice has not been served.

de rigueur on June 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM

he’s digging in.

ted c on June 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Agree with these (both excellent examples of “exposure” and resulting political advantage and maybe some future criminal prosecutions), but if it stops short of criminal prosecution of Holder (assuming, as his behavior indicates, that he’s one of the principals responsible for F&F), then justice has not been served.

de rigueur on June 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM

If there’s going to be criminal prosecution, I’m guessing it wouldn’t happen (or conclude) until next year. Unless Obama is re-elected, that would (or SHOULD) eliminate any possibility of a pardon.

The Rogue Tomato on June 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Cornyn’s interrogation of Holder was just brutal.

novaculus on June 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Interrogation?
It’s called a prepared statement. A completely unfocused litany that could have lifted from a Michelle Malkin post written years ago. (Though in fairness, he did not include box turtles.)
Cornyn looked small after Holder’s rebuttal.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM

How dare the RINO squish make such an inflammatory statement.

cozmo on June 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM

In the meantime, it’s interesting watching him “twist slowly, slowly in the wind,” in the immortal words of Nixon’s aide John Ehrlichman.

Drained Brain on June 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Erick Holder’s agreeing to sit down and talk about releasing document under Congressional subpoena has even less veracity to it than Iran agreeing to sit down and talk about it’s Nuclear weapons program. It represents nothing more or less than a calculated delaying tactic.

SWalker on June 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Interrogation?
It’s called a prepared statement. A completely unfocused litany that could have lifted from a Michelle Malkin post written years ago. (Though in fairness, he did not include box turtles.)
Cornyn looked small after Holder’s rebuttal.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM

You have been smoking that stuff you picked out from between your toes again, haven’t you.

SWalker on June 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Only one possible explanation …… Cornyn is a racist.

Spider79 on June 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Cornyn looked small after Holder’s rebuttal.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM

The small person was the one attempting to justify his actions which led to the murder of one of our officers.

kingsjester on June 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM

He doesn’t have to resign. Just drop him down somewhere in Mexico after giving the authorities there a heads-up about the very special delivery being made. Somehow I think the smirks, stonewalling, and ridiculously redacted documents wouldn’t play real well when Holder is put on trial for all those Mexicans killed by his actions. And if anybody deserves time in a Mexican prison it is Eric Holder.

Happy Nomad on June 12, 2012 at 1:49 PM

He should be called a coward to his face, because that is exactly what he is.

Christien on June 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Bitter Clinger on June 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Agreed. But when a Senator calls for the resignation of the Attorney General during a committee hearing, that can’t be kept under wraps forever. Even if it only serves as a distraction for this administration and forces them to work damage control rather than campaigning.

antipc on June 12, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Holder speaks as though he believes he is truly untouchable…

… May the “Law of Unintended Consequence” be especially unkind to him.

Seven Percent Solution on June 12, 2012 at 1:57 PM

You have been smoking that stuff you picked out from between your toes again, haven’t you.

SWalker on June 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I’d say you’ve been imbibing in the kool aid too long to know sober.
Holder is not resigning. Cornyn knows that.
Texas grandstander.
Ha. Good stuff.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Hey, I think I know where Holder will go for work next.

From internal United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change documents, examined by Fox News, show that among other things, top criminals within the UNFCCC want immunities to avoid challenges in the future based on such things as:

–possible conflicts of interest in their duties,

–breaches of confidentiality in their work,

–violations of the due process rights of those affected by UNFCCC actions,

–making decisions or actions that are beyond the legal mandate of the organization or its subsidiaries.

In other words, they want a license to steal, cheat and lie.

Since only nations can provide immunity, the UNFCCC must get it from member states of the UN.

J_Crater on June 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM

It’s MY sincere hope that the WHOLE Administration gets indicted.
.
Yeah, I know. That’s really “reaching”, ain’t it?

But I can still hope. : )

listens2glenn on June 12, 2012 at 1:18 PM

The “reach” is only in hoping it will happen, because it’s hard to imagine there is anybody in this administration that shouldn’t be indicted, and convicted.

jayhawkingeorgia on June 12, 2012 at 1:59 PM

“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli”

Jack Deth on June 12, 2012 at 2:01 PM

In 2007…when AG Gonzalez was having his little moment (in a much much worse spot than Holder), Cornyn was reliably fully politically motivated on how he saw it all –

But his logic for that support has turned nakedly political, with not even a nod to Gonzales’ effectiveness as attorney general. During an interview on CNN earlier today, when asked whether Gonzales should stay on, Cornyn replied:

I think he should, because frankly I don’t think the Democrats will be satisfied by the resignation of Al Gonzales. This is, at its base, a political fishing expedition, and they’re not going to be satisfied with just Al Gonzales.
Ha.

Gonzales was accused of making political appointments, so he was attacked politically.

You fail to see that our national security has been jeopardized or that Fast and Furious resulted in death to a border patrol agent. Shameful that you try to equate the two.

Strike Twice on June 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM

How many Democrats have called on Holder to resign?

Yeah, I thought so.

NeighborhoodCatLady on June 12, 2012 at 2:03 PM

And, somehow, this all needs to happen in a way that Obama can’t pardon his AG at any point before, during, or after the proceedings. This is not an easy one at all for the House, even under the leadership of someone less maladroit than Boehner.

de rigueur on June 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

He could pardon Holder. But then the next administration could simply let him be extradited to Mexico to face charges there.

When it comes to jail, I think it’s pretty clear that Federal Country Club Prison >> Federal PMITA Prison >> ANY Mexican Prison.

He’s better off NOT taking a pardon.

PetecminMd on June 12, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Holder’s response/explanation boiled down to “shut up.”

Red Cloud on June 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Holder and Obama are determined to cast themselves as the true victims of Fast and Furious, Blabbergate, etc. They couldn’t care less about the hundreds of Mexican victims and others.

Christien on June 12, 2012 at 2:09 PM

canopfor on June 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM

You’re welcome. If I were running this joint, there would be a headline post and a link every time Holder is dragged before Congress to testify.

Allah’s dream girl is on Fox calling the F&F investigation a “witch hunt”. Terry, Zapata, and hundreds of Mexican are DEAD, and this b**** has the nerve to call the investigation a “witch hunt”?

I have tried to make allowances for Kirsten’s apparent intellectual handicaps, but she just established herself as a complete tool.

novaculus on June 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

but Holder insisted that his boss has “full confidence” in him. …Uh huh. If that’s the case, President Obama is probably the last remaining American who does.

My sentiment exactly–the one and the only. They should just cuff the two of ‘em together and march them off into history.

stukinIL4now on June 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Please don’t resign, Holder. Please, please, please.

This is just starting to get good. Pass the popcorn.

Burke on June 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Cornyn looked small after Holder’s rebuttal.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I missed that.

Of course I’m sober…

Del Dolemonte on June 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM

They couldn’t care less about the hundreds of Mexican victims and others.

Christien on June 12, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Why should they? Dead Mexicans don’t vote in American elections. Which brings up the attack on voter ID that is another reason why Holder should be out of office.

Michelle Obama is having a book signing tonight where anybody who wants a signed copy is going to have to present a photo id and yet Mooch’s husband’s administration refuses to enforce the same standard to elections.

Happy Nomad on June 12, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Pass the popcorn please !!! This reminds me of one of those Pirate movies, when the pirates tie a anchor to a really long rope,and the victim on the other end of the rope,then they throw the anchor overboard and the rope is just smoking as it uncoils, I hope Holder is hearing the hiss and rubbing of the rope, as it is fast approaching the end of the coils.

stormridercx4 on June 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM

You fail to see that our national security has been jeopardized or that Fast and Furious resulted in death to a border patrol agent. Shameful that you try to equate the two.

Strike Twice on June 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Very Cornyn-ian of you to say that.
You fail to see bullsh*t.
What is shameful is exploiting the tragic death of Brian Terry for cheap political stunts. As Holder pointed out, Cornyn et al had no concerns/objections under the last admin.
Big surprise – they’re after Holder/Obama here.
They’ll never truly look into deficiencies and betterment of programs like F&F, Wide Receiver etc. Their only focus is 2009 forward.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Let the abject coward Eric Holder sit in a room with the victims’ friends and families and then try running his wannabe tough-guy schtick. They’d tell him to shut his face and resign faster than you can say Fast and Furious.

Christien on June 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Some days Cornyn reminds people (like me) that he used to sit on the Texas Supreme Court.

Marcus on June 12, 2012 at 2:30 PM

As Holder pointed out, Cornyn et al had no concerns/objections under the last admin.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Tell us why Cornyn didn’t.

Oh, that’s right, you can’t. Because it will ruin your entire Pro-Holder Narrative.

F-

Del Dolemonte on June 12, 2012 at 2:30 PM

If Obama wants to tie this anchor about his neck before election, then so be it.

If I was in Romney’s campaign, this election would be about 2 things: The economy and Holder.

ButterflyDragon on June 12, 2012 at 2:31 PM

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

WHAT! I’ve been gone for a bit, I’ve missed out on you.
Exploiting a death? Wow.
Holder and the other brain surgeons involved supplied weapons to criminals in order to go after the 2nd ammendment.
If it were done in the same way under GWB it would be all over the news. I think these guys, Holder and crew, are going to get away with murder and Cornyn just is another blowhard voicing outrage that will go nowhere. These weapons are going to surface for years. Holder will eventually be held accountable.

ORconservative on June 12, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Please don’t resign, Holder. Please, please, please.

This is just starting to get good. Pass the popcorn.

Burke on June 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Holder’s head is too far up his self-important butt to consider resignation as a possibility – when he’s doing the perp walk, he’ll already have convinced himself that it was his idea to do so.

Bizarro No. 1 on June 12, 2012 at 2:33 PM

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Why did your parents hate Mexicans so much?

CurtZHP on June 12, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Obama will get rid of Holder if, and only if, Valerie Jarrett tells him to.

natasha333 on June 12, 2012 at 2:34 PM

What is shameful is exploiting the tragic death of Brian Terry for cheap political stunts.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Says the moron whose choice for President decided to weigh in and proclaim George Zimmerman guilty in the documented attack by a street thug named Trayvon Martin. You really want to talk about exploiting death for political purposes you worthless concern troll? You don’t give a damn about Brian Terry so stop pretending that any filthy liberal has the moral high ground when the AG is testifying before the Congress.

Happy Nomad on June 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Good strategy to keep pressure on Hold’em in preparation for a call for a special counsel to investigate leaks of classified information by Obama administration.

But no fatal wounds for Hold’em (yet), please.

drip….drip….drip….drip

R Square on June 12, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I want to hear Eric Holder say…In his best Richard Nixon voice…”I am not a crook!!!

That would resound like a death knell for the Obama Admin

logicman_1998 on June 12, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Let the abject coward Eric Holder sit in a room with the victims’ friends and families and then try running his wannabe tough-guy schtick. They’d tell him to shut his face and resign faster than you can say Fast and Furious.

Christien on June 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM

A better quip would’ve been ‘faster than you can say furious’.
(Just trying to help.)
And…I suppose you won’t be inviting anyone else to that sit down…from a few years earlier?

Of course not.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Happy Nomad on June 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Focus, Happy Nomad…focus.
Breathe, breathe.
Zimmerman post coming soon, I’m sure.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Holder insisted that his boss has “full confidence” in him.

Thats usually the last thing an official says before he decides he needs to spend more time with his family. Not that Holder’s departure is imminent but I don’t see him being re-appointed should we be so cursed as to have the jug-eared Kenyan be reelected.

Happy Nomad on June 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Post your “Gate” and the rest will Rate

my vote:

“Security-Gate”

R Square on June 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Maybe you should take tour own advice. You’re gonna’ be worn out even before the contempt of congress charges are filed.

Are you dizzy from all the spinning?

Bless your heart for trying to obfuscate and deflect. Your masters would be almost proud.

cozmo on June 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Anyone notice the sullen bored teenager pose of chin-in-hand by Holder around the :40 mark of Cornyn’s speech? Then with smirk-covered face the guy goes into lame mode, touting his own heroics in cleaning up the supposed “sins” of the previous admin then complaining about how many times he’s been dragged in to testify on the same issue. Well, if he had come clean the first few times and had produced the documents, couldda saved himself the trouble. But no, the motto of this Prezuhduncy is: It’s not our fault!

stukinIL4now on June 12, 2012 at 2:46 PM

What is shameful is exploiting the tragic death of Brian Terry for cheap political stunts.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

If there was nothing to hide, Holder and Co wouldn’t be hiding things.

The very fact that they refuse to comply with perfectly reasonable congressional subpoenas tells us that they are hiding something.

I guess the left doesn’t care so much about gov’t accountability or corruption when their guy is in charge. Who could have guessed that? Just like they no longer care about GITMO, drone killings, rendition, enhanced interrogation techniques. Just like the anti-war movement died.

It’s almost as if the left has no principals and only will-to-power.

Monkeytoe on June 12, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Nation of Cowards-gate!!

BigWyo on June 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Of course he isn’t. Then again Nixon had more integrity than Holder. Think about that for a moment. Watergate didn’t kill anyone while Fast and Furious plus it other partners has been linked to two officers deaths and those of several hundred citizens of Mexico. Great job Holder.

chemman on June 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM

“He’s shown himself incapable of separating himself as an arm of the Obama administration and an independent attorney general that’s supposed to be the chief law enforcement [official] for the country,” Cornyn said.

…well!…look who could have been a real journalist!

KOOLAID2 on June 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM

What is shameful is exploiting the tragic death of Brian Terry for cheap political stunts.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Ha, political stunts like the ones from the aftermath of the Arizona shooting, pulled by the dimtards…puhleaaase!!! …

jimver on June 12, 2012 at 2:51 PM

What is shameful is exploiting the tragic death of Brian Terry a third rate burglary for cheap political stunts.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

FIFY.

chemman on June 12, 2012 at 2:52 PM

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 1:58 PM

You conveniently ignored my comment about the national security concerns arising from the White House leaks (for political gain) that the AG is failing to investigate.

Strike Twice on June 12, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Note to Ed:
I like this Erika person. She’s not annoyingly overcautious like some or prone to toss out overwrought snarks like others. She writes like I would if I had any talent. I think she’s a keeper.

SKYFOX on June 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Like all scandals that include a coverup….the White House Security Leak and coverup needs a good “Gate” phrase, something catchy that is easily recalled and repeated in the media.

“Security-Gate”

Perhaps if others pick up and use “Security Gate” in conjunction with the White House National Security Leak and Coverup, we can collectively give birth to the newest “Gate” scandal….

Google search should pick up “Security Gate” = White House National Security Leak and Cover up by tomorrow.

R Square on June 12, 2012 at 3:04 PM

The only way he would resign is if he was a Republican and fired a couple of people.

Otherwise, the MSM won’t raise a peep.

Ben Hur on June 12, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Great theater, even though I can barely stand to watch the mendacious meerkat perjure himself.

novaculus on June 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Either a meerkat or this guy from the movie Ice Age.

Fallon on June 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Very Cornyn-ian of you to say that.
You fail to see bullsh*t.
What is shameful is exploiting the tragic death of Brian Terry for cheap political stunts. As Holder pointed out, Cornyn et al had no concerns/objections under the last admin.
Big surprise – they’re after Holder/Obama here.
They’ll never truly look into deficiencies and betterment of programs like F&F, Wide Receiver etc. Their only focus is 2009 forward.

verbaluce on June 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Brian Terry’s sister doesn’t think her brother’s murder is being exploited for a cheap political stunt. She wants answers. You are such a typical liberal. You don’t really seem to know what you’re talking about, but you don’t care because your goal isn’t to do the right thing, but to try to stop anyone from knowing what this corrupt bunch of criminal marxists are up to.

Night Owl on June 12, 2012 at 3:16 PM

R Square on June 12, 2012 at 3:04 PM

I like ObamaLeaks better.

Fallon on June 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM

There is a resemblance, isn’t there?

novaculus on June 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Note to Ed:
I like this Erika person. She’s not annoyingly overcautious like some or prone to toss out overwrought snarks like others. She writes like I would if I had any talent. I think she’s a keeper.

SKYFOX on June 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM

+1

Bizarro No. 1 on June 12, 2012 at 3:30 PM

I agree with the view that there’s no way Holder would stonewall this strongly if this didn’t go right to the heart of the Doggie Daycare.

Its DC, he’d have thrown someone under the bus months ago without a second thought…

CorporatePiggy on June 12, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Great theater, even though I can barely stand to watch the mendacious meerkat perjure himself.

novaculus on June 12, 2012 at 1:25 PM

You too, eh? Ever since I first laid eyes on him, both skull & eyes ;)

AH_C on June 12, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Gonzales was accused of making political appointments, so he was attacked politically.

You fail to see that our national security has been jeopardized or that Fast and Furious resulted in death to a border patrol agent. Shameful that you try to equate the two.

Strike Twice on June 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM

At this point you have to conclude that if that’s all the trolls here have, we are pretty much squeaky clean. Just ignore the troll and he might go away.

slickwillie2001 on June 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Just ignore the troll and he might go away.

slickwillie2001 on June 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

No

cozmo on June 12, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Maybe an seizure-related not-so-serious auto accident followed by a leave of absence could be arranged for AG Holder.

I’m just brainstorming here…

LaserBeam on June 12, 2012 at 3:53 PM

…but Holder insisted that his boss has “full confidence” in him. …Uh huh. If that’s the case, President Obama is probably the last remaining American who does.

No American have any confidence in Holder. Problem is, Obama isn’t American…

Archivarix on June 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM

No American have any confidence in Holder.

Archivarix on June 12, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Oh I imagine there is a segment of the population who have utmost confidence in Holder. Somewhere around 10% I would think.

cozmo on June 12, 2012 at 3:57 PM

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