Attorney General Eric Holder went into the lion’s den Wednesday, and he got mauled by Sen. Ted Cruz, who laid out the lack of action from Holder’s Department of Justice and called for him to appoint a special prosecutor. Here’s the exchange:
“In my view, the integrity of the Department of Justice has been severely compromised,” Cruz told Holder. “Predecessors of yours in both parties, Democrat and Republican, when faced with serious charges of abuse of power for partisan gain have made the right decision and appointed special prosecutors.”
“I would call upon you to carry out the tradition of independence that attorneys general have honored that office with for centuries and protect the integrity of the Department of Justice,” he later added. “Given the political sensitivities, given the fact that individual citizens believe they are being persecuted by the federal government for partisan reasons.”
Cruz also made a suggestion that should go without saying. He advised Holder to appoint a special prosecutor who isn’t a major donor to President Barack Obama.
Holder said there isn’t a basis for the DOJ to appoint an independent counsel. He said he has “faith in the career people who are handling this matter.”
There’s maybe six people in the country that share that sentiment.
Sen. Cruz is far from done with this. And don’t forget about Sen. Mike Lee. He isn’t going to simply give up on this either.
Here’s the video of Cruz’s exchange with Holder: