Holder Chickens Out Of Speech Due To Planned Protest
April 24, 2014 12:42pm PST
It’s no secret that Eric Holder doesn’t exactly like to follow the laws he demands we all abide by, and that’s why conservatives in Oklahoma City planned to protest him giving a speech at a police academy graduation.
Lawmakers and organization were both against the planned speech and actually called on the officers in attendance at the graduation of 42 cadets “to place Holder in handcuffs.” Holder is still planning on traveling to Oklahoma City, he just won’t be speaking at the ceremonies being held at the First Church.
According to Breitbart, Republican Representative James Lankford, who’s going to be a candidate for the Senate, highly objected to Holder giving the speech and said it was inappropriate given his “tactics of obfuscation and redirection of blame.”
He said “Given his numerous questionable decisions, his unwillingness to cooperate with congressional investigations and his Justice Department’s opacity under this President, he would not be my first choice to stand as this Administration’s example of justice, leadership and integrity.”
He went even further and stated “Holder’s action before Congress and his unwillingness to cooperate with our investigations of Operation Fast & Furious, the IRS targeting scandal and numerous other Justice Department boondoggles led the U. S. House to finally hold him in Contempt of Congress,” Lankford said. “For an executive agency with ‘justice’ in their title, they seem remarkably reticent to seek it when it involves their boss.”
Another prominent conservative in the city, Bob Dani, was upset with Oklahoma City officials for even inviting Holder to speak to the city’s newest set of officers, citing the fact that Holder is currently in contempt of Congress.
Paul Wesselhoft, a Republican representative from Moore, called the cancellation a “victory” for the lawmakers who planned to protest Holder’s speech.
In Holder’s stead, city officials have invited U.S. District Judge Vickie Miles LaGrange to speak to the graduating cadets, which is probably a wise move given holder’s history.
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