When asked to respond to Attorney General Eric Holder‘s comment on how he’s being treated by Congress, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume answered that it was “crybaby stuff” coming from someone who has “benefited politically enormously” from being black.
Holder was speaking before Al Sharpton’s National Action Network last week, the day after he got into a tense exchange on Capitol Hill with U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, when he put forth the question, “What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?”
A seemingly clear reference to race.
Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday,” asked Hume if the attorney general had a point.
“I don’t think so,” Hume said, adding that “the list is long of attorneys general and other officials who have been subjected to some very rough treatment on Capitol Hill.”
“And this strikes me as kind of crybaby stuff from Holder,” he continued. My sense of that this is that both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African-American and the first to hold the jobs that they hold.”
Fellow panelist George Will later said the left’s frequent cries of racism have “become a joke among young people.”
“Liberalism has a kind of Tourette’s syndrome these days,” Will said. “It’s just constantly saying the word racism and racist.”
Hume further observed that for both Holder and President Barack Obama, “race has been both a shield and a sword that they have used effectively to defend themselves and to attack others.”