Martin: DOJ under Eric Holder was ‘ethical cesspool’


Atlanta, GA – Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin released the following statement today, reacting to former Attorney General Eric Holder’s assertion the Department of Justice should not have apologized for the Obama-era IRS practice of targeting conservatives for their political views.

“Eric Holder, who was held in contempt of Congress while he was attorney general, is a disgrace.  The Obama administration weaponized the IRS to politically persecute American citizens and organizations – including our supporters and our organization — who disagreed with their policies. Attorney General Jeff Sessions – who has turned the Department of Justice 180 degrees from the ethical cesspool it was under Holder –  did the right and honorable thing in both apologizing to, and settling with, the groups that had been bullied and attacked by their own government. This is also why we’re calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to do his job or resign; because under his watch we’ve seen haunting echoes of stonewalling and abuse of power.”