Republicans are cheering news that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas): “For many years now, I have been calling for Attorney General Holder’s resignation. Not only has he lied before Members of Congress and, ultimately, been held in contempt, he has obfuscated the truth and been the most partisan, partial, prejudiced, and self-pitying Attorney General in my lifetime – including John Mitchell who went to jail for his crime.
“I can’t think of any AG in history who has attacked Louisiana more than Holder,” Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) said. “He’s tried to defund a Louisiana youth program because students prayed, sued to block voucher scholarships going to poor kids in failing schools, and threatened the release of Louisiana voters’ personal information. I’m proud to have voted against his Senate confirmation.”
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, said Holder will be best remembered for the investigations he obstructed and feigned: “President Obama could hardly do worse when naming Holder’s successor; my hope is that the President tries to do much better. Our people need to regain their lost confidence in the nation’s commitment to the even-handed administration of justice.”
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