Senator John Cornyn Calls for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Resign
A U.S. Senator from Texas is demanding that the U.S. Attorney General resign due to a scandal.
Cornyn also took umbrage with Holder’s inaction in appointing a special prosecutor to investigate “possible coordinated, politically-motivated leaks of classified information by the Obama Administration,” Cornyn’s office said Tuesday morning.
In a press release, Cornyn’s office says that the senator “cited a litany of actions demonstrating the Attorney General has allowed politics to trump independence, transparency, and accountability.
Cornyn called on Holder to resign publicly during a hearing on oversight of the U.S. Justice Department saying “In short, you’ve violated the public trust, in my view, by failing and refusing to perform the duties of your office.”
“So Mr. Attorney General, it’s more with sorrow than anger that I would say you leave me with no alternative but to join those who call upon you to resign your office,” Cornyn continued.
Holder responded, saying “There is so much that is factually wrong with the premises that you started your statement with, it’s almost breathtaking in its inaccuracy, so I’ll leave it at that..I don’t have any intention of resigning.”
Video of the hearing, which includes Cornyn’s call on Holder to resign and Holder’s response, is available below.