Skip to comments.Holder: ‘I Stuck by My Guns’
Posted on 06/12/2012 8:25:32 AM PDT by CNSNews.com
(CNSNews.com) Embattled Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that he has stuck by my guns during his time in office.
Ive enjoyed my time as attorney general, he told the panel. Its been a tough job. It is one that takes a lot out of you. Some raised concerns as to whether I was tough enough for this job. I think that people will hopefully see that Ive done this job in a way that is consistent with our values.
He was responding to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) who asked Holder if he would consider serving a second term as attorney general if Obama is reelected.
I stuck by my guns, Holder continued. Ive been criticized a lot for the positions that Ive taken. Ive lost some. Ive won more than Ive lost. Im proud of the work that Ive done. More important, Im proud of the 116,000 people in this United States Department of Justice. This has been the highlight of my career to have been the attorney general of the United States, to work with you all and to serve this president. What my future holds, frankly, Im just not sure.
The House Oversight and Government Reform committee, which has been investigating the Justice Departments involvement in a gunrunning operation dubbed Fast and Furious, plans to vote June 20 on whether to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to provide more than 100,000 subpoenaed documents pertaining to the botched gun sting.
As part of Fast and Furious, a Justice Department program that began in September 2009, law enforcement knowingly allowed about 2,000 U.S. guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels, with the intent of tracking the weapons and making arrests. However, law enforcement lost track of most of the weapons.
The program was halted in December 2010 after two weapons from the program were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
poor choice of wording
No, no, you didn’t stick by your guns. You gave them to criminals.
“I stuck by my guns” heh heh
Holder, you can stick something and put it somewhere.
sounds like a resignation speech.
Eric - resign in disgrace because that is what you are.
Not by my count....you lose every time.
I stuck by my guns — very fast and very furious.
Sounds like a bitter clinger.
By "our" he means the New Black Panther Party (a melanin enhanced subsidiary of the Communist Party USA).
Remember BO’s definition of “sin”?
“Sin is... being out of alignment with my values.”
That is VERY VERY telling.
Killing all those people in Waco was really draining......................
If he had he would be down there in Mexico where his guns went.
Stick a fork in him, he’s done.
Send ole Sticky Fingers down to Mexico to personally retrieve the guns he had walked.
failing to provide more than 100,000 subpoenaed documents . . .
I'm seeing a pattern here. He made each one of those poor employees eat a subpoenaed doc. That's why he's so proud of them. I'll bet some were 50 pages long!
Don’t forget the OKC connection.
I don’t know. I think Holder wins every time he faces Congress, lies his heart out, and walks away instead of being cuffed and Frog-marched to the nearest Federal Prison.