Throughout President Obama's time in the White House, the one person who has been at the center of nearly every controversy and scandal is Attorney General Eric Holder. Obama continues to stand by Holder with full faith and confidence but liberal radio host Bill Press is calling for Holder to be fired.
Press — a former California Democratic Party chairman who headlines a liberal radio show simulcast on Current TV — on Wednesday told his Twitter followers that Holder needs to be removed in the wake of the AP story.
“I have no confidence in Eric Holder anymore, and you shouldn’t either,” Press wrote. “This AP story from the Justice Dept is too far-reaching. Seizing these phone records is a violation of freedom of the press. FIRE Holder.”
On Thursday, Press renewed his call for Holder’s dismissal, writing, “I still haven’t heard a legit justification for the subpoenaing the AP phone records. They didn’t notify AP, they didn’t narrow search.”
“What ‘breach of national security’ are we talking about re the AP story? It’s BS and Holder should be fired,” Press tweeted. “For people who say that Holder was ‘just doing his job,’ he didn’t ‘do his job’ by going after Cheney or Bush. He left THAT alone!”
As a reminder, nearly 200 members of the House have no confidence in Holder and he was voted in contempt of Congress by both Republicans and Democrats in June 2012. The vote to hold Holder in contempt was supported by the majority of Americans according to a CNN poll.