Should Eric Holder Be Fired? [POLL]

 @lisamahapatra
on May 14 2013 1:15 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder
Eric Holder is the first African American to hold the position of U.S. Attorney General. REUTERS

Between the Benghazi scandal, the IRS' targeting of conservative groups, and reports that the Department of Justice was indulging in "massive and unprecedented intrusion ... into the newsgathering activities of the Associated Press," if the Obama administration hopes to maintain any appearance of accountability, heads may have to roll.

Attorney General Eric Holder is among those under fire, and he has been embroiled in controversy for a while now.

According to the Atlantic, Holder has been in the middle of controversies over whether to shut down Guantanamo Bay prison and whether to try suspected terrorists in U.S. courts. He has defended the U.S.' right to wage drone strikes, to stage the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and to use lethal force against a leader of al-Qaeda who was also U.S. citizen.

And now it looks like Holder is back in the middle again -- this time in the AP phone-records case, which appears to be a direct violation of the AP's constitutional right to gather and report the news.

Should Eric Holder be fired? Vote, and then tell us why in the comments.

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