Posts Tagged ‘Attorney General Eric Holder’
Rep Karen Bass says she’d have a hard time believing that Attorney General Eric Holder gets a fair shake from House Republicans who are already calling for his resignation.
“It’s really every few months that they call for his resignation,” Bass (D-Calif.) told MSNBC on Tuesday. “It’s shameful; we need to get back to the business of the country, and this kind of situation needs to stop.”
Attorney General Eric Holder has recently written a letter to Kansas Gov Sam Brownbeck informing him that the Obama administration considers state attempts to protect the Second Amendment “unconstitutional” and that federal agents will “continue to execute their duties,” regardless of state statutes to the contrary.
This letter was dated April 26, refers to a Kansas statute recently signed by Brownbeck that criminalizes any attempt by federal officers or agents to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of citizens of the Sunflower State. Section 7 of the new law declares:
It is unlawful for any official, agent or employee of the government of the United States, or employee of a corporation providing services to the government of the United States to enforce or attempt to enforce any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States regarding a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately and owned in the state of Kansas and that remains within the borders of Kansas. Violation of this section is a severity level 10 nonperson felony.
On Thursday Republicans in the House criticized the DOJ’s decision to challenge new voter ID laws in several states, saying it shows the Obama Administration is more concerned with Democrats winning in November than protecting against election fraud.
The fallout from the failed Fast and Furious program scandal continues to be a thorn in Attorney General Eric Holder’s backside, as he faces a new call to be disbarred or penalized after he was found in contempt of Congress. Last week a formal complaint was filed in Washington DC Office of Bar Counsel — of which Holder is a member.
Last week, President Barack Obama created a lot of anger when he asserted his executive privilege to block the release of documents pertaining to the failed Fast and Furious federal gun deal gone bad. But what exactly is executive privilege? Executive Privilege now means that Obama was allowed to withhold from Congress documents revealing internal communications and decision-making of the executive branch of government that he believes should remain confidential.