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A lot of people were wondering what was going through Attorney General Eric Holder’s head when Congress voted to hold him in contempt, now we know. In an interview, Holder says that this is all about getting at him since Republicans can’t get President Obama. Holder doesn’t believe that the recent vote had anything at all to do with documents, and everything to do with embarrassing President Obama during an election year, and getting payback at him for his actions at the Justice Department to combat voter suppression:
From The Washington Post:
In his first interview since Thursday’s vote, Holder said lawmakers have used an investigation of a botched gun-tracking operation as a way to seek retribution against the Justice Department for its policies on a host of issues, including immigration, voting rights and gay marriage. He said the chairman of the committee leading the inquiry, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is engaging in political theater as the Justice Department tries to focus on public safety.
“I’ve been doing all of these things all the time Darrell Issa and his band have been nipping at my heels,” a defiant Holder said. “They’ve been nipping, but I’ve been walking.”