Michele Bachmann calls for Attorney General Holder to resign

Rep. Michele Bachmann
Rep. Michele Bachmann

Her post is up at Red State, a web site dedicated to grassroots conservatism.

Full text:

The Wikileaks debacle is the latest proof that Eric Holder has no understanding of the dangerous times we live in. His ineptness, as head of the Department of Justice, is putting our nation in a vulnerable position.

Earlier this week, the Wikileaks website jeopardized our nation’s security and diplomacy by releasing hundreds of thousands of U.S. State Department documents. The same site put our troops at risk when it released thousands of classified U.S. military documents in July. As far back as March, the Pentagon declared Wikileaks to be a threat to national security. Meanwhile, the Attorney General, our nation’s chief law enforcement officer, has been busy cracking down on dozens of websites that sold things like counterfeit purses. Eric Holder simply has the wrong priorities.

During his tenure as Attorney General, Holder short-circuited the interrogation of the underwear bomber by ordering that the terror suspect be given Miranda rights within the first hour of questioning. Holder’s use of civilian trials for terror suspects proved to be a failure last month when a civilian jury acquitted a man on 284 of 285 counts. This was after a judge refused to allow the testimony of a key prosecution witness, even though our military had captured the suspect after a gunfight in Pakistan and linked him to deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.

Eric Holder has also had a slew of lesser problems, like his outspoken criticism of Arizona’s immigration law before he had even read the law, his dropping of charges in the New Black Panthers voter intimidation case, and his failure to investigate fraud allegations and the misuse of taxpayer dollars in the recent Pigford claims settlement.

The time has come for Eric Holder to step down as Attorney General of the United States. As a member of Congress and a mother of five children, I am concerned about the very real threats facing our country. We need a chief law enforcement officer who understands those dangers and knows how to respond.

A nice re-cap of the Obama administration’s lack of seriousness on national security and crime.

5 thoughts on “Michele Bachmann calls for Attorney General Holder to resign”

  1. I like that you think wikileaks put our troops in danger and not that fact that there in a region that’s one of the most hostile towards the US. Did you think that the the local afghans where gonna read wikileaks on their mud computers and twig cellphones? Sarcasm aside, there is no way for the majority in that region to get access to this. I know, it gives the bad guys more recruiting tools…but they’ve never had problems recruiting.

    I personally see our government’s lack of transparency as a greater threat to freedom than some website exposing the ineptness of our elected officials. Like Jefferson said, “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” I know you want tyranny, I want freedom. That’s why you’re a red – you can have someone tell you what you should think and I’m an independent – I will evaluate what both sides are saying and pick that side that will preserve my freedoms.


      1. I liked it too…I chuckled to myself as I wrote it. Personally, I think holder should resign because he doesn’t strike me as a very bright person and he just isn’t that good or effective.


    1. I agree with everything here.
      Hardly anything on wikileaks undermines security in any way whatsoever, it is simply embarassing for regimes so used to being able to do what they want without accountability.
      These kinds of things will ultimately force politicians to act differently from the way they do because as technology develops, there will be no way in which they’ll be able to keep secrets. It may even allow us to finally have some honest, transparent politicians. Maybe one day…


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