Just one day after his contentious back and forth with Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX), Attorney General Eric Holder credited himself with “making great strides and lasting reforms in the face of ugly adversity” before Al Sharpton’s annual National Action Network Annual convention.
“I have been proud to stand along side of you in supporting efforts to advance the cause of justice that has always been at the center of this , this administrations work I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and lasting reforms, even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted ugly adversity. And if you don’t believe that, you look at the way …forget about me… forget about me , you look at the way the Attorney General of the Untied States was treated yesterday by a House committee. Had nothing to do with me – what Attorney General has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What President has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment “
Holder was presumably referring to Gohmert, because other Republicans were exceedingly polite and deferential during the hearing.
Yet Gohmert was reflecting Holder’s own words when he said, “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our Attorney General…”
Again, when asked about the House contempt vote during an interview over a year ago, Holder revealed the shocking contempt for which he holds the majority in Congress. He said, “I have to tell you that for me to really be affected by what happened, I’d have to have respect for the people who voted in that way,” Holder told ABC News. “And I didn’t, so it didn’t have that huge an impact on me.”
Federal law makes it a felony to vote more than once for President. In fact, 42 U.S.C. Section 1973i(e) subjects Richardson to twenty-five years in federal prison for her six votes for Obama.
The lack of DOJ action against an unrepentant federal vote fraudster combined with Richardson’s lionization by Sharpton and the organization that sponsored the rally demonstrates how the Justice Department is facilitating a culture of brazen criminality on the eve of the 2014 midterm elections. The failure to indict Richardson is the latest example of Holder’s department excusing lawlessness in federal elections and abandoning law abiding Americans.
The fact that Eric Holder is widely regarded as the most corrupt Attorney General in American history and has a 23% approval rating, has nothing to do with his race. It has everything to do with the stories like the one above.