Category Archives: Holder

The Right Thing To Do

Eric Holder was ruled in contempt of Congress this week due to his not being fully forthcoming with regards to “Fast and Furious”. This NY Times editorial writer seems to think that the contempt ruling was a “pointless partisan fight”, in which he accuses the GOP of trying to make a pretty serious situation nothing more than political jockeying in an election year. I don’t feel like he’s on target. Think about what we’re trying to find here: The *top law enforcement officer in the land* is possibly hiding facts from the American public, in order to save face.

What about getting the truth? What about cutting through corruption? It’s okay to “maybe” be corrupt in order to not get caught? I think I deserve to know what exactly happened, and the President’s last minute “executive privilege” order only solidifies the fact that there’s something to hide. Why can’t our politicians start working for their constituents for a change?

Eric Holder Contempt: Political or Warranted?

The debate over US Attorney General Eric Holder’s conduct with regard to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal has gotten much attention over the last few weeks, and a few days ago, the House Committee voted (along party lines) to hold him in contempt of Congress. This means that the House now gets to weigh his fate. The problem in all of this is that it’s very obviously a partisan issue, in a very heated election year. On one side, the Democrats believe that the actions on the part of the GOP-controlled committee are just part of a political “witch hunt” – a smear campaign on Obama and his party. On the other side, the Republicans feel that Eric Holder is very obviously hiding something, and the public has a right to know the truth.

My personal feeling is that there is obviously something going on here. While this isn’t necessarily “news” to anyone, the point is that someone, on one side or the other, has an agenda that does not have the people’s best interests in mind. Be it safety or national security, someone’s lying – someone’s hiding something. Why aren’t we allowed to know the truth? Who’s hiding what from us?