Congressman Rips Holder over Ft. Hood Stonewalling

Congressman Rips Holder over Ft. Hood Stonewalling

Thursday on Capitol Hill, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) went after Attorney General Eric Holder for his failure to explain how the Fort Hood terrorist attack was classified as “workplace violence,” depriving victims of Purple Hearts and appropriate medical coverage.

“We’re never getting responses,” said Wolf, requesting a meeting with a Justice Department official to answer questions. “Once you get out of here, you’re gone. We never see you again.” Holder grinned awkwardly as Wolf berated him. Wolf later continued, “The Justice Department investigated this case … Out of respect for these men and women, 13 of whom gave their lives, who paid the ultimate price … Will you send someone up from the Justice Department next week?”

Once again, Holder demurred on such a commitment. “We’ll do the best we can,” Holder responded. When pressed on his commitment to turn over information, Holder said he would do so “as soon as we can.” He refused to commit to a timeframe.

Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).


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