Immediately upon the news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down from his post at the Department of Justice, NBC “Meet the Press” moderator took to MSNBC’s “NewsNation” to offers his reaction to the news.
According to Todd, Holder was a law enforcement official the wasn’t swayed by politics, calling him “a very non-political person.”
“He did a lot of the tough stuff that you would say, ‘Hey, the attorney general has to do tough stuff, this is not a forgiving job, you have to do tough stuff,’” Todd said. “But, what’s interesting about him, he is a very non-political person. And I think people used to mistakenly think that this guy was this long-time political operative who happened to be an attorney general. That’s not him at all.”
Todd did later attempt to clarify his remarks in a tweet.
@AceofSpadesHQ huh? Weird attack. He was politically naive. By "apolitical" I meant he wasn't thinking as partisan as his critics thought
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) September 25, 2014
(h/t National Review Online)
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