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Eric Holder says Republicans have made him a ‘proxy’ to attack President Obama

The House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, and House Democrats staged a walk out during the vote.

By Sari Horwitz

Posted: July 2nd, 2012

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sharply criticized lawmakers Monday for voting to hold him in contempt of Congress last week, saying Republicans have made him a “proxy” to attack President Obama in an election year.

In his first interview since Thursday’s vote, Holder said lawmakers have used an investigation of a botched gun-tracking operation as a way to seek retribution against the Justice Department for its policies on a host of issues, including immigration, voting rights and gay marriage. He said the chairman of the committee leading the inquiry, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), is engaging in political theater as the Justice Department tries to focus on public safety.

Read More: WashingtonPost.com

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