According to NPR, Attorney General Eric Holder is to announce his resignation Thursday. Holder, appointed by President Obama in 2009, has headed a Department of Justice constantly beleaguered with problems. On numerous occasions, Holder butted heads with congressional Republicans and refused to hand over documents relating to the DoJ’s role in Operation Fast and Furious, an illegal gun-running operation which was designed, allegedly, as sting operation to take down senior members of Mexican Drug Cartels but was, ultimately, a failure when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) was unable to keep track of the firearms they had allowed cartel members to purchase from US gun stores.
In addition, the Holder Justice Department has been accused of racism, due to it’s refusal to act against the New Black Panthers, who attempted voter intimidation by positioning armed members outside polling stations and also the DoJ intervention in the Trayvon Martin case.
Eric Holder, a Bronx, New York native, may be rememberd as the most controversial, the most politically-motivated – and, perhaps, the most corrupt – US Attorney General ever to hold the office.
Graham J Noble