Eric Holder accidentally tells the truth
G. Wesley Clark, MD
Attorney General Eric Holder testified, to the House Judiciary Committee, while nervously scratching his brow, that the decisions of the Justice Department “are done in a political way”. Most likely, he meant to say “in an apolitical way”, and tomorrow we shall be assured that he “mis-spoke” (in a Freudian way).
Holder further asserted that the decisions of “this Attorney General” are made without regard to politics, and that “… right or wrong, the decisions that I make are based on the facts, and on the law …”.
However, the part of the video clip that CNN left out was where, as reported on FoxNews, Holder admitted that he has not yet read the Arizona law, which is only 10 pages long.
“I have not had a chance to — I’ve glanced at it,” Holder said at a House Judiciary Committee hearing when asked had he read the state law cracking down on illegal immigrants.
When asked by Rep.Ted Poe, R-Texas, how he could have constitutional concerns about a law he has not read, Holder said: “Well, what I’ve said is that I’ve not made up my mind. I’ve only made the comments that I’ve made on the basis of things that I’ve been able to glean by reading newspaper accounts, obviously, television, talking to people who are on the review panel…looking at the law.”
Therefore, ignorance of the facts and the law, and acceptance of the hysterical political media yammering about profiling were the only basis for Holder’s numerous criticisms, questioning the constitutionality of the statute, and of his threats to undertake federal legal action against enforcement of the law.
As the old saying goes, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” – unless you are the chief law enforcement official of the United States of America.