Add Eric Holder to the long list of Democrats playing the race card. This is what he had to say at Al “The Rat” Sharpton’s National Action Network event today, referring to the hearing yesterday in which he objected to the mention of his contempt of Congress charge.
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I am pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms, even in the face — even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity. If you don’t believe that, you look at the way — forget about me, forget about me — ou look at how the attorney general was treated yesterday by a House committee. It had nothing to do with me, forget that. What attorney general had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?
In five minutes I was able to find a transcript of Democrats grilling former Attorney General John Ashcroft. Then Senator Joe Biden threatened to hold Ashcroft in contempt for not turning over national security documents the Democrats requested.
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Well, General, that means you may be in contempt of Congress then. You got to have a reason not to answer our questions, as you know from you sitting up here. There may be a rationale for executive privilege that misses the point, but — but, you know, you have to have a reason. You are not allowed, under our Constitution, not to answer our questions. And that ain’t — that ain’t constitutional.
As for his question “What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment,” has he ever heard of George W. Bush? Good grief, the Democrats couldn’t have been more disrespectful to the man if they tried, and continued bashing him for years after he left office. Here’s just a small sampling:
(Maybe someone should show that video to Hank Aaron.)