Rove: Holder Should Resign Instead of Whine

Friday, 11 Apr 2014 09:26 AM

By Melanie Batley

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Veteran Republican strategist Karl Rove says Attorney General Eric Holder should step down from his job if he really believes his "whining and self-pity."

Rove said Holder's comments this week that he has received different treatment from all other attorneys general were "unseemly."

"Well, I thought the attorney general's moment was one of very unattractive whining and self-pity," Rove said on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" on Thursday. "Of course, other presidents and other attorney generals have been ill-treated by members of Congress."

Story continues below video.



Rove gave examples from his time in the White House, saying Democrats called Bush "a liar and a loser" and "pilloried" former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez.

On Wednesday, Holder strayed from prepared remarks at a speech for the Rev. Al Sharpton's civil rights organization to say he was not treated respectfully by Republicans during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.

Rove said in Holder's case, he does deserve to be criticized as he has used the office to make politically motivated decisions.

"There's a lot of reason why people on Capitol Hill and the American people generally don't have a lot of confidence in this attorney general," Rove said. "It was a moment of self-pity and whining. I'm sorry if he feels so put upon. Maybe he ought to let somebody else step up after six long years of service and let somebody else have the job."

Rove also said it was Holder's responsibility to engage in a civil way with lawmakers instead of taking potshots at those who challenged him.

"The president and his Cabinet have a greater responsibility to uphold the decorum of the government," Rove said. "This attorney general yesterday took a personal slap at a member on the House committee in order to embarrass them and make fun of him, and that was unseemly. He would be better serving himself and his cause if he rose above it."

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Reports: Man Who Jumped White House Fence Had a Knife

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 23:47 PM

The man who got inside the White House on Friday after jumping a fence and running more than 70 yards across the North L . . .

Alan Dershowitz: Strongest Ally in the Middle East Is Israel

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 21:52 PM

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said on Saturday that the strongest ally in the Middle East in battling the . . .

Wife of British ISIS Hostage Pleads for His Release

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 20:51 PM

The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State jihadists implored his captors to release him, say . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved