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Priebus: Holder 'Allowed Obama Administration to Exceed the Limits of Its Power'

Priebus: Holder 'Allowed Obama Administration to Exceed the Limits of Its Power'

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus praised Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation Thursday, noting that it was “overdue.”

“Along with many Republicans, I have repeatedly called for Eric Holder’s resignation. He lost the public’s trust years ago. His departure is overdue,” Priebus said.

The first time Priebus called for Holder’s resignation was in a Daily Caller interview in 2012 over Operation Fast and Furious, and he has subsequently demanded it multiple times since for a variety of issues.

“His politicization of the Justice Department was inexcusable, and his handling of issues–ranging from Fast and Furious to spying on reporters–was unacceptable,” Priebus said, adding:

Like the President who appointed him, Holder far too often disregarded the Constitution. He allowed the Obama administration to exceed the limits of its power, and he allowed the IRS to harass and target Americans. Americans deserve an attorney general who respects the Constitution, understands the limits placed on the president’s power, and can ably manage the Justice Department.

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