Daily Caller - Florida Republican Rep. Allen West told The Daily Caller on Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder’s use of the race card as a way to attack those who are criticizing him is “reprehensible.”
“I think this is absolutely the last card in the deck, and that shows how weak their ground is,” West said in a phone interview. “But, what that means is they want to make white individuals afraid of continuing to put the pressure on Eric Holder because they don’t want to be seen as racist, and that is something that we have got to move beyond.”
Holder had told The New York Times over the weekend, in a front page Sunday story that he thinks those who are criticizing him have racial motivations to do so. Holder said some unspecified faction — what he refers to as the “more extreme segment” — is driven to criticize both him and President Barack Obama due to the color of their skin.
West said Holder can’t logically assign race as a motivation behind the criticisms for his handling of Operation Fast and Furious. “What Fast and Furious has to do with is misleading the Congress and the American people about what you knew about this program, and if you did not know anything about this program, then who’s in charge of the Department of Justice?” West said.
“It has nothing to do with your race — it has everything to do with competence, with your character and with your ability to lead the Department of Justice.” - Keep reading...
Blog author's comments - Once again Col. Allen West has hit the nail on the head. Holder should not be the Attorney General but Obama will continue to support and defend him. They both have the same goal which is the destruction of the Second Amendment.
Holder did not tell the truth about his knowledge of operation 'Fast and Furious'. Holder and Obama attempt to hide behind the color of their skin -- the American people should know by now who they are by their actions.
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