Tuesday, April 08, 2014
AG Holder To Congress:'We'll Enforce The Laws We Feel Like Enforcing'
Attorney General Eric Holder was giving testimony today before the House Judiciary Committee and revealed in this exchange exactly how much contempt the Obama Administration have for our laws, the legislative branch and our Constitution. This took place in response to a question by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who asked Holder whether he believed there were any limits to the administration’s prosecutorial discretion:
“There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and more specifically that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in a way that is consistent with our values, consistent with the Constitution and protecting the American people."
What the attorney general of the United States is saying in no uncertain terms that he and the president reserve the right to enforce those laws they agree with, and to selectively ignore other laws they don't happen to like..
Their 'values',or more precisely their political agenda take precedence...not the law, not the will of the American people, and certainly not their oaths of office.