Target: Rep. John Boehner
Goal: Call for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder
Eric Holder is the first African American man to be Attorney General of the United States of America. He is also the first cabinet member to be held in contempt of Congress.
Long before the Justice Department’s latest scandal raised the public’s hackles, Senator John Cornyn was calling for the Attorney General’s resignation. This was due to the Justice Department’s stupendous show of incompetency during the Fast & Furious operation in which over 2,000 guns were sold to suspected criminals in an attempt to track violent cartels in Mexico. However, the guns simply disappeared, only to be found again at crime scenes.
Previously, Operation Wide Receiver, under the Bush Administration, tried to do something similar, but unlike Fast & Furious, the Mexican Government and Police were informed of the activities performed under Wide Receiver. Needless to say, the Mexican government was less than pleased to find their criminals had been given over 2,000 guns.
Attorney General Eric Holder should have resigned after the U.S. Border agent was murdered with one of the guns sold during Fast & Furious, but Executive Privilege was used to make the matter go away.
Today, Attorney General Holder has taken another step too far. By allowing the broad subpoena of Associate Press’s phone records, two months worth, and by attempting to discredit Fox News reporter, James Rosen, he has spat in the face of the Constitution and betrayed the trust of the pubic. Amendments are not guidelines, they are demands. They are laws the federal government must follow if it does not wish to be stripped of its power. Republican National Committee Chairman Priebus believes that if “the President of the United States does not [call for the resignation of Attorney General Holder] the message will be unmistakable: The President of the United States believes his administration is above the Constitution and does not respect the role of a free press”.
Dear Attorney General Holder,
As you are either incompetent or complicit in ongoing and past transgressions against the rights and welfare of the American people, and as you have so thoroughly betrayed the public’s trust, please resign your post.
Discrediting reporters? Violating Civil Liberties? Withholding information from Congress? You took an oath to uphold the Constitution, yet you have broken your oath. Perhaps you have forgotten, but your power is derived from the people, for the people, and the people can take it back.
In fact, we the People are obligated to do so.
[Your Name Here]
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