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.

  • Obama Lies = Freedom Dies.. bg

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    God Bless the Terry’s

    Go to Hell Holder!!

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  • http://brentwoodforum.wordpress.com 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.

  • http://brentwoodforum.wordpress.com 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.

  • http://www.truthandcommonsense.com 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’!”

  • saveus

    baloney

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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 …

  • http://www.facebook.com/camasparalosninos 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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/camasparalosninos meximom

    oops forgot to post this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PNhYk9NuNc

    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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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Republicans Have Made Me “Proxy” to Attack Obama

    Oh nooooo, it couldn’t be that Holder himself is complicit in the whole affair.

    No-sir-ree…

  • http://www.facebook.com/camasparalosninos meximom

    OT just caught a bit of Dick Morris on Hannity, advising folks not to be so distracted by Obamacare etc to overlook Hiliary giving $2billion of your tax dollars to the UN for “climate control” in 3rd world countries, without ANY accountability for the money … and a UN treaty about to be signed by Obama subjecting ALL countries to gun control.

    No wonder Holder looks so bored in the F&F hearings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/camasparalosninos meximom

    #22: jeez – ooops again: Climate change, not climate control!

  • BS61

    I truly detest this man!

  • Warren Peece

    “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.

    Good work Holder. You just keep repeating the reasons why you should be brought up on charges and thrown into prison. Let’s not let anyone forget all the issues where you should have been protecting and defending the Constitution, but chose not to.

    I cannot wait to see you do the perp walk in handcuffs.

  • http://brentwoodforum.wordpress.com Bruce MacMahon

    Tim, that’s an insult to slime trails.

  • Flintstone F.

    #23 meximom.

    That’s really funny. If you think about that’s exactly how liberals view it. It’s just a turn of the dial.

    For a moment you had liberal vision.

  • rasqual

    Well then, Mr. Holder, the logical thing is to take the fall.

    The only question is whether Republicans or Obama himself will hand you the sword.

  • Liberalism is a mental disorder

    Because of Obama and Holder and their attempt to control guns and take away our 2nd Ammendment Rights, Brian Terry is dead.

    They are responsible for his death.

    They are pawns of Satan.

    Other names for Satan from the Bible: Adversary, Accuser, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Deceiver, Enemy, Father of Lies, Lawless One, Liar, Man of Sin, Murderer, Ruler of the Darkness, Ruler of Demons, Ruler of this World, Son of Perdition, Star, Thief, Wicked One.

    I can see how each of these names can describe Barry.

  • Limousine Barry

    My chief Law Breaker maybe a proxy, but he is my proxy!

    Eric Holder has been a steadfast crony. When the Black Panthers blatantly intimated voters at the voting locations he dropped the case.

    When Arizona needed do be intimidating he sued them into the ground.

    When we wanted to intimidate Second Amendment supporters Eric Holder came through. He and his department had a brilliant scheme to entangle the gun shop owners under the guise of selling “traceable” guns to Mexican gangs. We just waited until some person got killed and hopefully traced it back the gun shops. What a joke!

    The program was well funded by Eric Holder’s Department. Unfortunately it got out of hand fast. Now, 300 Mexicans and a border agent dead! So what! It sucked but I don’t care!

    Now, Eric Holder’s work is done. He is expendable. I can let Hillary or some other crony handle the Justice Department. I don’t want this stinking mess to implicate me.

    So, I say give Eric Holder the 0bama-snow-job and let him twist in the wind. If he spills the beans I will call him a liar and toss him under the bus. Good day.

  • tony clifton

    what a scumbag holder is. He needs a black panther voter intimidation club to the melon

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  • Robert

    “I’ve become a symbol of what they don’t like about the positions this Justice Department has taken,” he said.

    The Justice Department is not supposed to take “positions” as if it is picking and choosing what it will do in defense of the law. This reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of the very role of the entire Department in the American political sphere.

    “You have to be exceedingly naive to think that vote was about . . . documents.”

    And this reveals more narcissism at the highest levels of government, as they think that opposition to them is personal rather than against the actions they have taken

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  • squeaky

    [A total of 108 House members, led by the Congressional Black Caucus and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, staged a walk out during the contempt vote to protest the House voting for the first time in history to hold a sitting U.S. Attorney General in contempt. Rep. Barbara Lee of Texas decided to take the response a step further today by putting forth a “privileged resolution” that picked apart Issa’s handling of the Holder..] and then there’s the case of the murder of jaime zapata…possibly with guns from the same program.
    http://atlantablackstar.com/2012/06/29/black-house-members-force-congress-to-vote-on-reprimand-for-issa/

  • Lefty

    This whole thing is a mockery of a sham of a debauchery of a sham of a mockery.
    Eric Holder appears to have made a really, really, big mistake – and it’s resulting in unforseen(?) deaths. If Obama was a more highly principled man….he’d be pushing for answers too.

    I think if Obama had honored half his campaign promises….or at least ‘really’ tried to get them implemented, he’d be re-elected with 70% or better of the vote.
    As it is…he sold out to the banks, defence contractors, credit card companies, the insurance industry and other high rollers….
    If a man would tell so many lies to get into office, and doesn’t even attempt to do what he said he would….at that point you gotta assume there is little to trust about the man or the people around him.

    Don’t be fooled by Mitt Robbed-me either. He’ll say whatever he thinks you want to hear, to get himself into office too.

    If you vote for: “Republican X” or “Democrat Y” — you’ll get “zip”.

    Try thinking outside the ‘two party’ box.

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  • BurmaShave

    Eric Holder: “Republicans Have Made Me a’Proxy’ to Attack Obama”

    = “I am irresponsible, and not to be held accountable; and for your information I’m black”

  • snap boy

    Holder volunteered to front for Obama when he asked for executive privilege.

  • Shawn

    obama and holder liars and cover-up artists bottom line is they both need to be fired.

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  • Finncrisp

    Eric Holder is , and always has been, a tool for the fool. Started with the Clinton Pardon of Marc Rich (and others), and continues to this day with outrages too numerous to mention. What a pathetic loser.

  • Lightwave

    Well yes, Mr. Holder, the goal is to get you and your crook of a boss to resign in shame, and barring that, to spend the rest of your natural lives in prison for crimes against America and for the murder of Agent Terry.

    So yes, in that sense, you are being attacked as a proxy for your boss, the most corrupt human scumbag on Earth.

  • bigL

    the Republicans would never do anything that clever or aggressive. Yesterday Sen MCConnel said,weel
    he didn’t know if the repeal would ever take place, We could try but it was doubtful anything could be done to unwind ObamaNOCare…
    Gee, such guts, Isn’t it great for our leadership inthe senate to be surrenedering.
    I think MCConnell, the sub -sen, Boehner, and Cantor should resign from leadership.
    Let someone else try to run things. How much worse could they do?Let these Kings we elect take a break.
    Remember they aren’t subject (and “subject” is right!)to ObamaNoCare.Nor tehir staff and non of the families, nor the Supreme ct justicles and their families etc. So we are the peasants.

  • Militant conservative

    Why is it that this administration hides behind
    Their color so much to cover
    their affirmative action
    Poor performance?!

    Powder is dry

  • http://www.eaglesup.us USMCdaughter1

    If Brian Terry had been black and Holder white, imagine where we’d be right now.

    Holder, the door is over there to your left.

    God Bless the Terry family!

  • JoiseyJ

    OK, so about 20 democrats voted with the republicans to hold Holder in contempt and that constitutes a political lynch mob by the republicans. See, you have to be “exceedingly naive”…. to believe it was about documents.

    Scroll backward and we have Obamacare passed with 1 republican vote using a BS reconciliation process to reengineer 16% of our economy and according to President Ilovemyself, the bill was passed by a bipartisan coalition.

    Does ANYONE in the media EVER call this idiots out?

  • doberman

    So many people are trying to equate F&F to Watergate. It seems closer to Iran Contra with Holder playing the role of North. I wonder how this shoe feels on the other foot?

  • rabble-rouser

    Cry me a river. Holder is spineless and way over his head at this job. Did anyone show up to your “pity party”? Unfortunately you will get away w/o taken any responsibilty for the death of Brian Terry and hundreds of innocent Mexican citizens, but eventually you will have no choice but to face your Maker. All I can say is, “May God have mercy on your soul.”

  • dwd

    Fast and Furious in a nutshell:
    Step 1: Provide intermediaries with guns so that they can deliver them to Mexican drug cartels
    Step 2: Do not intercept those guns as they are on their way to Mexico, just let them cross the border
    Step 3: Sit around and wait until violent crimes are committed with those very guns, then cross your fingers and hope that those guns are found at the crime scene — a crime scene that turns out to be the murder of a US border patrol agent
    Step 4: Punish whistleblowers that reveal this operation, and deny all knowledge of it

    Yeah, that sounds exactly what our government should be doing. And the average voter doesn’t know a thing about it.

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  • Patty

    Noticing what has transpired in the past 3 1/2 years, Americans besides myself have to notice the lack of respect and character in this administration.

    Self serving Bureaucrats, ALL. A man is dead for protecting this nation and his parents want answers to what happen and why.

    For Holder to play victim and make a statement like this proves this time and all the times before, his lack of honesty, character and his ineptness.

    He truly needs to go but I don’t see it happening before the election. If Romney wins, possibly then the family of Brian Terry will get closure.

    Americans elected these inexperienced leaders and they have truly lack the experience to serve in these High Level positions.

  • 3-rd Trimester Obama

    I love that photo of Pat Tillman.

  • Gary

    “I’ve become a symbol of what they don’t like about the positions this Justice Department has taken,” he said.

    Umm.. well…. duh!!

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  • GP Fan

    #33 July 3, 2012 at 3:07 am
    Robert commented:

    ““I’ve become a symbol of what they don’t like about the positions this Justice Department has taken,” he said.

    The Justice Department is not supposed to take “positions” as if it is picking and choosing what it will do in defense of the law.”

    BINGO!