Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to retire. There is no question during his tenure in office, this alleged leader in advocating civil liberties has been a man whose record is rather mixed. First, Holder has fought for civil rights for African Americans and been an advocate of the concept that skin color should not result in denial of basic freedom. He opposed efforts to reduce voting by state legislation that introduces strange requirements such as voter ID. Republicans have shifted the entire history of American voting by their claims of voter fraud. At best, of the over 100 million who voted for President there were fewer than 100 cases of voter fraud. Holder has made clear this cry for “justice” is simply another Republican trick to gain electoral victories.
However, Eric Holder has gone out of his way to impose restrictions upon reporters who expose government efforts to deny access to information. More reporters have been indicted under the Holder administration than under any prior Attorney General. Obama shouts for civil rights while at the same time sending to prison reporters who report upon government restrictions on access to information. Sorry, Mr. Holder, you failed to support civil rights for the media.