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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Senator's Bizarre reason for not demanding that Holder resign

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (R) has garnered a reputation for being one of the more conservative senators but his endorsement of Mitt Romney notwithstanding, Coburn's spokesman gave a curious response when asked why the Senator has not called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over Fast and Furious.

Via the Daily Caller:
A spokesman for Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn wouldn’t answer when The Daily Caller asked him yet again whether his boss thinks Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over the growing Operation Fast and Furious scandal.

When TheDC first asked Coburn in November where he stood on the calls for Holder’s resignation over Fast and Furious, he said he wasn’t joining the surge of congressmen demanding Holder step down. At that time, there were about 40 members of the House demanding Holder’s resignation.

“No,” Coburn said when asked if he supports the resignation calls. “I think it’s unfortunate what happened. The question is: Will we ever know who knew what and when?”

When TheDC followed up shortly thereafter with Coburn’s spokesman about why Coburn wasn’t joining his colleagues in demanding Holder’s resignation, the spokesman said Coburn was “busy trying to cut spending,” so he wasn’t getting involved.
Ok, so in November, Coburn thought Fast and Furious was "unfortunate." Since then, it's become blatantly obvious that it was something far more nefarious and involves high ranking people at the Justice Department. When pressed, he said he was "too busy" doing his job.

Now, Coburn is failing to give a coherent answer in response to a question about him having enough time to endorse Romney AND focus on cutting spending.
Since then Coburn has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential primary contest — a political decision not related to “cut[ting] spending.” Coburn’s spokesman wouldn’t answer when TheDC asked how he found time to endorse Romney, but couldn’t find time to look into Holder’s job performance.

The Oklahoma senator’s spokesman also wouldn’t say whether his boss stands with Romney on Holder’s fitness for office. In December 2011, Romney said that “either Mr. Holder himself should resign, or the president should ask for his resignation.”
As the DC points out, Coburn called for Alberto Gonzalez's resignation under the Bush administration and Holder's involvement in Fast and Furious is far more egregious than anything Gonzalez did.

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