Eric Holder Plays Victim: Republicans Have Made Me “Proxy” to Attack Obama

You knew this was coming…
Attorney General Eric Holder played victim today in his first interview since the Congressional contempt vote against him last week. Holder says Republicans have made him a “proxy” to attack Obama.

Brian Terry was unavailable for comment. Terry was killed 18 months ago by members of a Mexican drug cartel who were armed with guns that had disappeared in the botched Bureau Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sting known as Operation Fast and Furious.

The Washington Post reported, via Free Republic:

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized lawmakers Monday for voting to hold him in contempt of Congress last week, saying Republicans have made him a “proxy” to attack President Obama in an election year.

In his first interview since Thursday’s vote, Holder said lawmakers have used an investigation of a botched gun-tracking operation as a way to seek retribution against the Justice Department for its policies on a host of issues, including immigration, voting rights and gay marriage. He said the chairman of the committee leading the inquiry, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is engaging in political theater as the Justice Department tries to focus on public safety.

“I’ve been doing all of these things all the time Darrell Issa and his band have been nipping at my heels,” a defiant Holder said. “They’ve been nipping, but I’ve been walking.”

The attorney general has long been a lightning rod for Republican lawmakers’ anger toward the Obama administration. But Holder said the debate over documents related to the gun operation, known as “Fast and Furious” — along with the National Rifle Association’s attempts to make it an electoral issue — have made matters worse.

“I’ve become a symbol of what they don’t like about the positions this Justice Department has taken,” he said. “I am also a proxy for the president in an election year. You have to be exceedingly naive to think that vote was about . . . documents.”

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  • darcy

    Holder has to be incredibly naive to think we believe a word he says.

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    God Bless the Terry’s

    Go to Hell Holder!!


  • Bruce MacMahon

    From the DOJ Crisis Management Manual.

    1. Is it an election year? If YES, proceed to step 4.
    2. Obfuscate, lie, and mislead congressional investigators for six months.
    3. Go to Step 1.
    4. Accuse your opponents of engaging in political theater in an election year.

  • Bruce MacMahon

    If he were a Republican he’d be wearing an orange jumpsuit by now and the People would be sick of the 24-7 news coverage of Fast and Furious.

    Nothing exemplifies the corruption of the Democrat Media Complex than their overt willingness to brush the murder of an American law enforcement officer under the rug to protect the president and his minions from being held accountable.

    “War.” – A.B.

  • archer52

    They’ve been nipping, I’ve been walking?

    Jeezz, who is this guy, a frustrated songwriter?

    Next verse ought to be:

    Don’t matter none, because I’m going to jail,
    somebody’s been a talkin’!”

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  • Rachelle

    Then, of course, there is the fact that he is a lying scumbag who shouldn’t be in charge of a kennel much less the DOJ.

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  • Larkin

    obama desperately needs holder in November. Hence, the executive privilege crap and all this “racist witchhunt” garbage.

    But then again, the dems just had great success working their evil wiles on John Roberts, “persuading” him to cave.

    So, maybe holder and o think they see some daylight.

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  • Highlander

    I really appreciate the effort going into the investigation of this scandal, but with the media playing dead, and Obama stonewalling, it seems like it’s going to be pretty difficult to bring Holder to justice. Sometimes, it feels like we’re living in an alternate reality …

  • meximom

    naive = anyone who doesn’t buy my bullcrap

  • john

    Republicans are “seeking retribution against the Justice Department on a host of issues including immigration, voting rights and gay marriage.”
    What about “the war on women!?” Funny how all four of these “issues” have been created by insane progressive liberals over the last few months. These people are absolute idiots and I pray they’re thrown out on there a$$es in November. In Holders case, he belongs in prison.

  • meximom

    oops forgot to post this link:

    Deputy Attorney General David Ogden on c-span talking about how Obama and Holder launched the program in 2009.

  • Flintstone F.

    Keep in mind that Holder is about to go down. He’ll say anything. I get the image of a lobster boiling in water.

    Holder will soon be retread for Obama’s bus. He’ll be out of a job before the election. This is too much distraction for a floundering Obama campaign.

  • Tim in Cali

    Once again,Attorney General Eric Holder flips the bird to the Brian Terry family

    Once again,Attorney General Eric Holder forgets the name of the border agent murdered,it’s Brian Terry…

    Holder is the slime trail that a slug leaves behind

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