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RNC Official: Holder's Resignation Long Overdue

By    |   Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 04:12 PM

The announcement Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning is long overdue, says Kirsten Kukowski, deputy communications director for the Republican National Committee.

"Fast and Furious was probably the first time that we said, 'This guy has got to go,'" Kukowski told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Thursday.

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"Since then, all that we have continued to see, whether it be from the attorney general's office or all the way to the White House, is government overreach, and it's unconstitutional," she explained.

"It's time, it's was time for a very long time now," she said.

"Now we have to keep an eye on what this White House and this president continues to do in this front," the RNC official added.

Democratic strategist Joe Lestingi of the Chadderon Group told Newsmax that Holder's resignation shouldn't come as a surprise.

"This is about that time in a two-term presidency when these offices start changing over," Lestingi explained.

"The attorney general has had a long, storied career, he's had a lot of great accomplishments for civil rights, for the LGBT community, for disabled Americans, and also he's made a lot of accomplishments with Native Americans, which are often unsung," he said.

Holder took office in 2009. Among the controversies that have plagued his six year tenure is the gun-walking program known as Fast and Furious, in which firearms were given to alleged gun smugglers so the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, within the Justice Department, could track drug cartels. However, the guns have been linked to several crimes, including a shooting which killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Holder was held in contempt of Congress because he would not comply with its investigation when he refused to give lawmakers access to relevant documents.

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