Evans: Holder hits bottom – keeps digging (4)

AG Eric Holder sounds all powerful in his latest attempt to wriggle out of his role in the Fast and Furious operation, but hubris catches up to everybody. A smart lawyer would never put into writing what he can’t defend, but Holder did exactly that. After a week of aggressive reporting by CBS’ Sheryl Attkisson, the Attorney General tried defending himself in a letter to Congress.

A similar scenario played out last summer when CNN reporter Dana Bash asked questions of the arrogant Anthony Weiner to uncover the truth behind the sexting scandal. Weiner called for the cameras, but then struggled to talk his way out of his problems. We all know how that turned out.

Yesterday, in a 5-page letter addressed to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the nation’s top law official played the victim blaming Republicans, the press and lax gun control laws for the “flawed response to a serious problem.” With no mention of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata or 200 dead Mexican citizens, Holder continued on the same track as Congressman Weiner. More concerned about avoiding trouble than taking responsibility for his questionable actions, Holder went on the offensive attacking the messengers.

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See Also:

Fast and Furious weapons were found in Mexico cartel enforcer’s home

Arizona sheriffs blast gun-smuggling operation

Gunwalker: Punch-Drunk Eric Holder Swings Back at Critics, Hits Self

David Ogden Announces Gunrunner on March 24 2009 (Captioned)

 

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  • FredR

    I find it very interesting that Holder is being defended by the President; right now, Holder’s metaphorical neck is stretched out deliciously for use as a scapegoat. If Holder is so close to the government that he can’t be allowed to be the fall-guy for Fast & Furious, then just how close is Obama himself to being indicted? This could get political explosive when it falls apart.

  • Jean

    And nobody died with Watergate: This is a lot more serious than what got Nixon impeached if the big ” O ” was complicit in it and the motivation was to create an excuse to introduce new gun laws & prohibitions.

    But when it’s Democrats or Liberals: ” Move along nothing to see here ! ” ;)

  • Jack

    Sounds like Eric is in a peck of trouble. Maybe the President too.