After disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder became the first sitting cabinet member in U.S. history to be officially held in contempt of Congress, gun-rights activists are now seeking to have Obama’s controversial top law-enforcement officer disbarred for his lawless behavior surrounding the “Fast and Furious” federal gun-running scandal — the scheme to put thousands of weapons in the hands of Mexican cartels that eventually led to Holder being held in contempt for making multiple false statements under oath and defying lawful subpoenas to obstruct a congressional investigation.
While critics say Holder is currently abusing his position as head of the Justice Department to shield himself from prosecution, his opponents are not done trying to rein him in yet. Seeking to have his license to practice law revoked in the wake of growing outrage, two activists who played a crucial role in exposing the deadly Fast and Furious scandal filed an ethics complaint earlier this month with the Office of Bar Counsel’s Board on Professional Responsibility for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Citing the contempt charges against Holder — approved overwhelmingly by the House of Representatives late last month — the complaint alleges that the attorney general violated a series of Bar Association rules and must be investigated. “We, as citizens of the Republic, with an interest in ensuring full accountability for the legal conduct of government officials, feel compelled to issue a formal complaint,” noted David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh, bloggers and gun-rights activists who have been deeply involved in exposing the gun-running scandal, in their filing with the Washington, D.C., Bar.
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Photo: In this June 12, 2012 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington: AP Images