Michelle Malkin has a first rate reminder regarding how we ended up with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, whom she refers to a “Corruptocrat.” Holder didn’t just drop from the clear blue into his position of enormity. He was shoehorned in with the help of Republicans working in concert with Barack Obama and aiding his conformation
This is the 2009 vote, including 19 Senate Republicans — rightly called “enablers” who helped put Eric Holder in place heading the Justice Department:
Taken out of alphabetical order for emphasis, are two names well known to Arizonans: John McCain and Jon Kyl. These two joined with their RINO cohorts Lamar Alexander, (Tenn.), Bob Bennett, (Utah), Kit Bond (Missouri), Saxby Chambliss, (GA), Susan Collins, (Maine), Bob Corker, (Tenn.), Lindsey Graham, (S.C.), Charles Grassley, (Iowa), Judd Gregg, (N.H.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Johnny Isakson, (GA), Richard Lugar, (Ind.), Lisa Murkowski, (Alaska), Jeff Sessions, (Ala.), Olympia Snowe, (Maine), Arlen Specter, (PA.), and George Voinovich, (Ohio).
Holder rewarded the grandiose pass of McCain and Kyl by filing a lawsuit against Arizona, although for all of their campaign rhetoric about securing the border, it’s clear that was a reelection ruse.
Read Malkin’s potent column today in which she explicitly details how Republican senators were repeatedly warned about Holder’s shady judgment and questionable ethics. The 2002 House Committee on Government Reform’s report on the Clinton-era Marc Rich pardon scandal spelled out Holder’s willingness to put political ambition above the rule of law. Then-Deputy Attorney General Holder and former White House counsel Jack Quinn, who was representing the fugitive financier Rich, worked together to cut the Justice Department out of the process.
Holder pandered to leftist special interests in engineering clemency for 16 members of violent terrorist groups linked by the FBI to more than 130 bombings and six murders. He gave the terrorists unprecedented access to phone calls and consultations as they negotiated their freedom. He hid behind executive privilege when asked by victims’ families to explain the decision process. And as a partner at Covington and Burling, the powerhouse D.C.- and N.Y.-based law firm infamous for representing Gitmo detainees, Holder’s opposition to the jihadi detention center raised bright red conflict-of-interest flags.