It’s incredible enough that Attorney General Eric Holder has not stepped down or been forced to resign over Operation Fast and Furious. Now the news is that he will serve a second term in President Obama’s Cabinet.
With such debacles as the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case and the botched Fast and Furious case under his leadership, Holder was the first attorney general ever to be held in contempt of Congress.
In June 2012, the U.S. House found Holder in contempt after Obama used executive privilege to prevent the release of documents on the deadly Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gun-running operation that allowed 2,000 guns to slip into Mexico. Several of those guns were subsequently used in the murders of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and special agent Jaime Zapata.
Adding insult to injury, Obama also appointed Holder to sit on the gun violence task force created in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Holder will join Vice President Joe Biden in finding ways to prevent further mass shootings.
“Gun-rights groups are suspicious of Holder’s involvement [on the task force] and fear he is pushing the White House toward tougher restrictions on gun ownership and increased penalties for illegal firearms,” the Hill reported.
When news hit that Holder will serve a second term and sit on the gun task force, a 1995 video of Holder discovered by Breitbart.com began making the rounds again on the Internet. Holder, speaking to the Woman’s National Democratic Club, said, “What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.”
Holder then discussed wanting to use anti-gun ad campaigns like anti-smoking campaigns to change the way people think. In the height of hypocrisy, Holder said this about the success of anti-smoking ads: “And so now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.” This coming from the guy who hid behind Obama’s executive order.
If that isn’t crazy enough, you should be downright frightened at what else he said, that the anti-gun, anti-violence ads must be repetitive: “We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.” Yes, he said brainwash.
And so, ladies and gentlemen, we get Eric Holder for awhile longer as the attorney general of the United States of America.
R.I.P. Agents Terry and Zapata.
Watch Holder in the 1995 video here:
Family of Border Patrol agent sues ATF over ‘Fast & Furious’
Articles of Interest:
ATF agent’s murder charge helps pass the new Officer Safety Act of 2012
Alarming spike in number of missing persons in Mexico
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