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Texas Sen. John Cornyn Demands Holder’s Resignation

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, a member of the Senate Republican leadership, today told Attorney General Eric Holder he should resign.

“You leave me no alternative but to join those that call upon you to resign your office,” Cornyn said during a hearing on Capitol Hill. “The American people deserve better, they deserve an attorney general who is accountable and independent, they deserve and attorney general who puts justice before politics, and it’s my sincere hope that President Obama will replace you with someone who is up to that challenge.”

Before calling on Holder to resign, Cornyn, who runs the National Republican Senatorial Committee – in charge of electing Republicans to the Senate – delivered a full rap sheet of the Republican complaints against Holder. It’s pretty riveting.

Holder replied, “I don’t have any intention of resigning.”

Here’s some earlier questioning of Holder by Cornyn that I thought might interest you.

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20 Responses to Texas Sen. John Cornyn Demands Holder’s Resignation

  1. My $.02 I think this is premature and will only serve as proof of “persecution by those nasty Republicans”. Let them do the contempt vote and then build from that.

    • Maybe. It looks like a political ploy to distract the Obama campaign and keep MrHolder off-balance.
      If he gives in and produces the paperwork MrIssa has asked for, it will give the Repubs the nail in the coffin to MrObama’s push for Hispanic votes.
      They’ll produce ads showing how MrO and MrHolder wanted the drug cartels to have weapons that ended up killing innocents in Mexico and were going to use the “illegal” gun sales as a reason to push for gun control. .

      • srdem65, You just made a very excellent point. The drug cartels have been decimating the Mexican population with many of the F&F’s guns. I am surprised that the Romney’s campaign isn’t using that material, well not yet.

  2. I am (somewhat) amused by Holder’s defiant “I have stood by my guns”.. OOOPs,! Does he mean the guns that killed the border guard? The guns that were found by the border? The guns that have surfaced all over Mexico and even the United States. Clarify, clarify. clarify. Oh…..that not in his job description according to him, is it?

  3. Well done Senator Cornyn. What a pig Holder is…his responses to the Republicans was dripping with condescension.

    Don’t think Holder is anything like Sgt. Shultz from Hogan’s Heroes. Holder is more like Alger Hiss, in my opinion.

  4. HYPOCRITE!!!!
    Demanding Holder’s resignation? Why didn’t you call For Karl Rove nor Dick Cheney’s resigantions when they committed a much worse felony by outing CIA agent Valery Plame?
    Republican demagoguery and political hypocrisy never ceases to amaze me!
    That was treasonous, yet you stood by these criminals!
    I now call on you to resign your senatorial position because you’re not worthy of holding this office!
    Your political posturing is disgusting! RESIGN NOW, HYPOCRITE!!!
    Why aren’t you doing the will of the people? Where are the jobs? Stop wasting time on your meaningless social issues! People are hurting yet you waste time obstructing the president for political gain! That sir, is asinine, placing politics ahead of what’s best for our country and every American! Stop cuddling and protecting your Tea party biigots and wealthy 1% Wall Street and banker greedy gamblers!

    Americans are sick and tired of your intransigence, obstructionism and do nothing worthless carcasses! Do the job you’re being paid by us, to do!
    Roman Hernandez
    El Paso, TX

    • Gotta get with the program Roman. You can’t move FORWARD with the rest of the Marxists when you keep living in the past. Democrat drones are such a bore.

  5. Just another republicon witch hunt!!!
    Despicable hypocrites! Only when their republicon colleagues commit crimes is it ok, right? Cheney and Karl Rove outing CIA agent Valery Plame wasn’t a crime, right? Where was the call for Cheney and Rove to resign by the hypocrite repugnicons?

    • Wee we have a troll! Wow Roman you are so out there you are going to spin off the planet! Rove and Cheney outed Valerie Plame? That’s a great one. I thought scooter Libby was the fall guy for that… Of course ignoring the fact that Richard Armitrage basically admitted to outing her after Libby got sent up the river. But hey Roman don’t let facts get in the way of a good old lefty rant based on years-old talking points from the Daily Kos. You really need to refresh you material if you are going to be a top shelf lefty nut-bag troll. Come on man get up to date!

  6. Is anyone ever going to ask Holder if he would like to apologize to the Terry family for creating the situation that led to the death of their son?

    Wish more GOP had the b@!!$ to stand up to Holder/Obama/Dems!!!

    Thank you Senator Coryn–keep the pressure on this scum bag!