- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 19, 2013

The American people have lost faith in U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., and he must be replaced, a top GOP senator said Sunday.

“I lost confidence in the attorney general a long time ago over his cover-up of the Fast and Furious investigation,” said Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, referencing Mr. Holder’s role in the infamous gunrunning scheme that went awry and cost the life of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Calls for Mr. Holder’s ouster have grown louder since it was revealed the Justice Department gathered telephone records for at least 20 Associated Press editors and reporters in an attempt to find the source of a supposed national security leak.

Those two scandals, Mr. Cornyn said, make clear that Mr. Holder must be dismissed.

“I think it’s past time for him to go and for the president to appoint somebody who the public can have confidence in,” he said.

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