Is paranoia a bad quality in an Attorney General? One would think so, and I speculate that Eric Holder’s tenure may be drawing to a close. Yesterday, Holder had a bizarre encounter with a Daily Caller reporter:
Embattled Attorney General Eric Holder today demanded The Daily Caller stop publishing articles about the growing calls in Congress for his resignation because of the failed Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program.
As Holder’s aide was escorting the attorney general offstage following his remarks Tuesday afternoon at the White House, a Daily Caller reporter introduced himself and shook Holder’s hand. The reporter asked him for a response to the growing chorus of federal legislators demanding his resignation.
Holder stepped towards the exit, then turned around, stepped back toward the reporter, and sternly said, “You guys need to — you need to stop this. It’s not an organic thing that’s just happening. You guys are behind it.”
Here is Holder confronting the reporter:
The Obama administration takes the position, apparently, that the public and Congress have no legitimate interest in a federal program that deliberately equipped Mexican drug dealers with thousands of weapons and led to the deaths of an American border patrol agent and hundreds of Mexicans. Consistent with that view, it has sealed court records relating to the murder of border agent Brian Terry. The Obama administration gives the impression that it increasingly regards democracy as an inconvenience.