Florida United States Senator Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio is calling upon United States Attorney general Eric Holder to resign over the Fast and Furious Flap.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told The Daily Caller on Thursday that it’s time for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over the Fast and Furious scandal.
During a breakfast for reporters organized by The Christian Science Monitor on Thursday, Rubio responded “yes” when asked if he agrees with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the five other U.S. Senators who have called for Holder’s resignation.
“I think we’re at the point of no return,” Rubio said.
A House committee voted on Wednesday to hold Holder in contempt for not turning over documents related to the program after the White House exerted executive privilege.
“I think evoking executive privilege at the 11th hour yesterday was probably the last straw…I don’t know how the attorney general can continue to exercise that office with any level of credibility after the decision that was made yesterday,” Rubio said.
Other senators have called on Holder to resign, including South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson and Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe.
“I think the House has provided the attorney general multiple forums in which he can produce and answer these questions without endangering the kind of information that he thinks would endanger the ability to function in the future,” Rubio said. “And they’ve refused to do that.”
I don’t think Holder who is a long time Democratic Party HACK will be given his leave by President Obama. After all, Holder has been around long enough to know where all of the Democratic bodies are buried.
But, this entire flap has the potential to blow up in Obama’s face or hurt Democratic Congressional candidates in the Southwest who do not disavow the Attorney General.
American voters are already distrustful of the federal government and Fast and Furious may be the “perfect storm” as an anti-Democratic wedge issue.