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Senator John Cornyn Explains His Call for Eric Holder to Resign [AUDIO]

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On Wednesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News, Senator John Cornyn spoke with Chad Hasty and Rex Andrew about his call for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.

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Senator Cornyn claimed that letting Holder stay in office is a huge “disservice” to the American people. Cornyn accused Holder of playing politics instead of doing his job, and said that Holder’s allegiance to the Obama administration is “all too clear.” He also cited Holder’s involvement in the “Fast and Furious” program, as well as his involvement in the handling of U.S. drone strikes, as reasons for Holder’s resignation.

“Basically, you have to make a choice whether…your allegiance is going to be to the law and to the American people and justice for all, or is it going to be to the President and your politcal party. And time and time again, Eric Holder’s chosen to provide political cover to the Obama administration rather than follow the facts where they may lead.”

Holder responded to Cornyn’s call for him to resign by saying there were gross “inaccuacies” in Cornyn’s claims. However, Holder did not refute at of Cornyn’s claims, and Cornyn said he would welcome a debate with Holder.

Cornyn also had harsh words for the Obama administration. He said that there is a severe lack of accountability and responsibility in the administration, and that they are constantly passing the blame to the previous administration. He also said that impeachment may not be a practical option at this point, but that he is “counting the days” until election day.

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