Though he is, by definition, the nation’s top law enforcement officer, local police are apparently growing tired of Attorney General Eric Holder’s perceived activism and obstructionism as head of the Department of Justice.
That frustration came to a head recently as Holder planned to attend a police academy graduation ceremony in Oklahoma City. Hundreds of protesters, consisting of local law enforcement, legislators, and other advocates, showed up prior to the appointed address to demand Holder face punishment for alleged crimes committed during his time at the helm of the agency.
Protest organizer Bob Dani declared “Eric Holder is in contempt of Congress right now,” explaining that his mishandling of at least two scandals – the ‘Fast and Furious’ gunrunning operation and the IRS targeting of conservative groups – is enough to prove his accusation.
Amid growing demands that he be arrested upon his arrival at the event, a DOJ spokesperson released a statement indicating Holder had cancelled the appearance.
“The attorney general had been looking forward to addressing the cadets,” Brian Fallon said, “and regrets he cannot attend in person. He extends his heartfelt congratulations to the cadets and their families.”
In the eyes of many protesters, his last-minute decision is validation of their efforts.
“Our protest has turned into a victory celebration because we frankly didn’t want him here,” said Oklahoma Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, “and we succeeded.”
Another protester, Carla Russell, explained Holder cancelled his trip “because he’s a chicken,” explaining he “doesn’t want to be recorded with people protesting against him with signs like mine.”
Her sign, by the way, declared “Holder is a Terrorist.”
As Wesselhoft explained, Holder “has used his position to advance his own political agenda, and that’s not right. He swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution and defend it for all of us – not some of us.”
BizPac Review pointed out the perceived irony of a man who, in 2009, described America as “essentially a nation of cowards” now cancelling an appearance ostensibly because of the unfriendly reception he would have received.
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