No wonder Eric Holder is failing; Napolitano slams AG’s ‘activist’ self-description

Eric Holder, the first United States attorney general to be held in contempt of Congress, is as contemptuous as ever.

“They did what they did and I disagree with it,” Holder told Fox News political analyst Juan Williams in an interview published in The Hill on Monday.

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“But at the end of the day… from my perspective, my legacy… as people try to decide ‘What kind of attorney general was this guy?’ I think they will focus more on what it is we did during my time, as opposed to fights I had with Congress.”

So what has he done during his time?

Start where Williams does, with Holder’s disgraceful dropping of voter-intimidation charges against members of the New Black Panther Party who were caught on video dressed in militant gear, armed with nightsticks literally patrolling outside a polling place in Philadelphia on Election Day.

Fast forward to Holder’s disgraceful use of the term “my people” when describing black Americans – he probably to this day doesn’t understand why the rest of America might have felt slighted. Fast forward again to “Fast and Furious,” the botched effort gun-tracing operation that led to the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Fast forward again to Holder’s seemingly endless lawsuits against states trying to protect the integrity of their voting rolls, his failed nomination of an attorney who voluntarily represented a convicted cop killer and unrepentant black nationalist (again in Philadelphia) to head Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

The bill of particulars against Holder is long and getting longer – and he’s arrogant enough to be proud of it.

“If you want to call me an activist attorney general, I will proudly accept that label,” he told Williams. “Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job. The responsibility of the attorney general is to change things [and] bring us closer to the ideals expressed in our founding documents.”

On “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Holder is exactly wrong.

“We connote ‘activist’ with someone who injects their own ideology and uses that as a guide post in exercising the official power of a government,” Napolitano said. “That’s not what we want. That’s not what we need now.”

The word “activism,” Napolitano said, sounds like “selective enforcement of the law.”

Now that sounds like the Obama White House.

Check out Napolitano’s appearance on Fox here.


Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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