On Jan. 2, 2012, my op-ed piece, It’s time for AG Holder to go, appeared on the editorial pages of the San Antonio Express-News. And this week, we finally learned that Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to resign.
Clearly, it was good news, but oh my, the damage he has done to the rule of law in our country. Holder’s outrageous actions make the oft-criticized decisions of John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, and even Janet Reno, seem so insignificant.
While most Americans likely believe the disapproval of Holder is centered in the Republican Party, not so. Just 15 percent of Americans have a positive or very positive view (6 percent) of Holder, according to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Thirty-two percent have a negative view of Holder while four times as may have a very negative view (22 percent). Continue reading