holder will never resign. So how do you get rid of a crooked attorney general without enough integrity to quit? If obama had any sense at all he would fire the guy. holder is like a millstone around his neck. But then, if he gets rid of holder who is going to cover up all the crooked bullshit that this administration does? It's a hell of a lot easier to disregard the Constitution when the attorney general is your boy...
Lawmakers' frustration with Attorney General Eric Holder over an ongoing security leak probe and the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation boiled over Tuesday, with a top Republican lawmaker calling on Holder to resign.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, made the call for Holder's resignation during a Senate hearing late Tuesday morning. It came in the context of GOP concerns about Holder's decision to appoint two lawyers from within his department to handle the politically sensitive leak probe -- as well as concerns about Fast and Furious.
"I would say that you leave me no alternative but to join those that call upon you to resign your office," Cornyn said. "Americans deserve an attorney general that will be honest with them, they deserve an attorney general who will uphold the basic standards of political independence and accountability. You've proven time and time again, sadly, that you're unwilling to do so."
Holder in response accused Republicans of playing politics, and specifically accused Cornyn of "breathtaking" inaccuracies.
"I don't have any intention of resigning," he said.
Holder was enduring another rough day on Capitol Hill -- one day after a House panel announced it would schedule a vote next week on contempt proceedings.
Cornyn, in an interview with Fox News, said Tuesday he was frustrated with Holder's "culmination of stonewalling." He also accused Holder of trying to provide "political cover" for the administration in the leak investigation.Cornyn's statements coincided with a move by two other senators to push legislation demanding a special prosecutor in the leak probe. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., unveiled the measure on the Senate floor, claiming the U.S. attorneys appointed by Holder do not have the necessary professional distance to probe Obama administration leaks.
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