He’s back. President Barack Obama reportedly asked Eric Holder to stay as attorney general after he’s inaugurated for a second term, and the controversial Cabinet head agreed.
“I don’t know if everyone in the White House wants him [Holder] to stay, but the important guy does, and that’s all that matters,” a source told the New York Post.
Mr. Holder is one of the most controversial attorney generals in history. His Department of Justice is responsible for Fast & Furious, the gun walking operation that placed over 2,000 guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. These guns are connected to the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and over 300 Mexican citizens. Hundreds of guns are still missing. Another gun walking operation out of Dallas, TX is connected to the death of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata.
In July, the House of Representatives voted to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress for not complying with an October 2011 subpoena over documents concerning Fast & Furious.
Mr. Holder also failed to sentence the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation in 2008 and suggested 9/11 terrorists be prosecuted in New York City. His agency raided the factory of the Gibson guitar company twice without ever bringing charges, eventually settling on a $350,000 payout to the government and environmental agencies. Breitbart News revealed Holder told an audience in 1995 that young people should be “brainwashed” to hold negative attitudes about owning guns.
Holder wondered last Thursday whether he has enough energy to serve through Obama’s next term, but the world may now know the answer to that question.