It is time for Eric Holder to go.
Holder’s latest outrage, reported last night on “The O’Reilly Factor”, is his decision to drop a Justice Department investigation into the New Black Panther Party in a case of polling place intimidation. Holder is also stonewalling Congress and the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, who have requested information about the case.
Holder is no stranger to helping radical groups and other unsavory characters get off lightly. Back in the days of the Clinton administration, Holder served as Deputy Attorney General and was the gatekeeper for presidential pardons. In addition to recommending the pardon of the infamous billionaire financier Marc Rich, a fugitive oil broker who had illegally purchased oil from Iran during the American trade embargo, Holder was involved in President Clinton’s August 11, 1999 pardon of 16 members of the Armed Forces of National Liberation—a violent terrorist organization (as designated by the FBI) that was active in the U.S. from the mid-1970s through the early 1980s. He also was involved in the pardons of two former members of the Weather Underground.
Holder wasted no time in helping terrorists when he became Attorney General. In May 2009 he announced that al Qaeda member Ahmed Ghailani — who was indicted by a federal grand jury for the 1998 bombings (which killed 224 people, including 12 Americans) of two U.S. embassies in Africa –would be transferred from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to New York City for trial.
Ghailani was the first Guantanamo detainee brought to the U.S. and the first to face trial in a civilian criminal court. Predictably, Ghailani’s attorneys are busy trying to manipulate the system. They have asked a federal judge to toss out charges against their client on the grounds that he was tortured and denied a speedy trial.
Adding insult to injury, Holder invited Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four of his al Qaeda cohorts to New York City for a federal civil trial of their own.
Holder cares more about terrorists’ rights than he does about the security of the American people. And, as evidenced by his stonewalling in the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case, he is obstructing the full enforcement of The Voting Rights Act.
Holder does not deserve to remain in office even one day longer.