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The New York Times has an interview out on Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder has been the subject of numerous calls by the Right Wing for him to be impeached over a failed program to track guns being shipped to Mexico for drug violence.
Some have described Holder as a “partisan lightning rod” due to his position on illegal immigration. Holder says that conservatives on the right are attacking he and President Obama with “gotcha games” that are typically used in Washington.
He also said that part of the reason that he is taking hits for President Obama is because they are both African American.
Of that group of critics, Mr. Holder said he believed that a few — the “more extreme segment” — were motivated by animus against Mr. Obama and that he served as a stand-in for him. “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” he said, “both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”
Holder describes these “hyperpartisan” attacks against the Justice Department as part of the reason that Washington is experiencing so many challenges today. You can also expect that he is going to be subject to numerous attacks for his comments.