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AG Holder Asked to Resign


The hole that Attorney General Eric Holder finds himself in keeps getting deeper. Now, as frustration builds at Holder's stonewalling of the "Fast and Furious" investigation, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has asked for Holder's resignation.

Fox News reports on Cornyn's statement:

Lawmakers' frustration with Attorney General Eric Holder over an ongoing security leak probe and the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation boiled over Tuesday, with a top Republican lawmaker calling on Holder to resign.

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 is apparently feeling the heat. As noted by, Holder said he is willing to make "compromises" regarded documents that have been requested by congressional leaders. Holder claims the ongoing investigation could lead to a "constitutional crisis."

"We are prepared to make - I am prepared to make - compromises with regard to the documents that can be made available," said Holder in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"I want to make it very clear that I am offering - I myself - to sit down with the Speaker, the chairman, with you, whoever, to try and work our way through this in an attempt to avoid a constitutional crisis, and come up with ways, creative ways, in which to make this material available. But I've got to have a willing partner. I've extended my hand, and I'm waiting to hear back," he added in response to a question about the subpoenaed documents posed by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa.)

After using the phrase "constitutional crisis" at least three times, Holder noted two hours into the hearingthat "constitutional conflict" might be a better term.

At issue is Holder's refusal to provide more that 100,000 documents which have been subpoenaed by Congress. How does Holder describe his defiance of Congress? He says he has "stuck by my guns." A fitting description given the gun-running scandal.


"I stuck by my guns," Holder continued. "I've been criticized a lot for the positions that I've taken. I've lost some. I've won more than I've lost. I'm proud of the work that I've done. More important, I'm proud of the 116,000 people in this United States Department of Justice. This has been the highlight of my career to have been the attorney general of the United States, to work with you all and to serve this president. What my future holds, frankly, I'm just not sure."

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  1. capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
    June 13, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    deputy reichs furher eric holder will not resign,he is a well protected member of the furher obamas inner circle.
    he still has heinous acts to perform on the american people and america herself.seig heil

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  2. TexannaComment by Texanna
    June 13, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    That’s my Big John. Does anyone else think Holder using the term, “I stuck by my guns,” ironic, considering the nature of this mess?

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  3. billwvComment by billwv
    June 13, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    Holder is past repugnant and his ‘deal making’ with Congress will not work. He has systematically stone walled; refusing to cooperate in any manner. What’s worse is: even with his apparent involvement with Fast and Furious, he believes his presence is still needed as Attorney General. Most of his Republican predecessors would have long ago been hauled off in chains and given long prison sentences. Ozero will defend and back him until it is an impossible situation and VOTES are to be LOST. This attorney is fast becoming too germy to handle. He will either resign or cooperate soon. The KITCHEN is getting too hot to handle.

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  4. liberty49Comment by liberty49
    June 13, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    I am furious that McConnell and Thune would not back up John when he called for Holder to resign. I think it’s time for us to call for some members of Congress to step down, too.

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  5. bobnipComment by bobnip
    June 13, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    Who are we kidding? Getting Obama to allow Holder’s extrication from the Attorney General position is akin to Hitler allowing Heinrich Himmler or Goebbels to be forced to resign.

    The truth is Obama needs to keep Holder in-charge of the Justice Department because he is following Herr Obama’s efforts to divide the races…to the letter. The only people who will benefit from Holder’s flushing is…we “the enemy”. Oh, I forgot…”we haven’t suffered enough”…like his people.

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  6. Mark GoosbyComment by Mark Goosby
    June 13, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    They’re trying to nail Roger Clements hide to a barn door over a game and this guy’s supposed to be the penultimate law enforcement officer in the land and his negligence has resulted in countless deaths and multiple acts of lying to Congress. Is the average liberal American really that freaking stupid as to not see this presidency as the absolute worst in American history and this AG as the worst since John Mitchell?

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    • teapartyproudComment by teapartyproud
      June 19, 2012 @ 6:11 am

      Yes , they are. I would add that they are willfully ignorant. They do not want to know what Obama and Holder are doing. They only want to believe in the Messiah Obama.

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  7. cxComment by genesal
    June 14, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Now Orrin Hatch has called for Holder’s resignation.

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