Republican Senator Voted to Confirm Eric Holder but CRIED at Prospect of Confirming John Bolton as UN Ambassador

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By Ben Barrack

In 2009, 19 Republican Senators voted to confirm President Barack Obama’s nominee for Attorney General Eric Holder. There was one Republican YEA vote that when compared to another one of this man’s votes, is incredibly illustrative when it comes to the weakness of politicians. Here are those 19, via Doug Ross:

  • Alexander (R-TN)
  • Bennett (R-UT) – retired
  • Bond (R-MO) – retired
  • Chambliss (R-Ga)
  • Collins (R-ME)
  • Corker (R-TN)
  • Graham (R-SC)
  • Grassley (R-IA)
  • Gregg (R-NH) – retired
  • Hatch (R-UT)
  • Isakson (R-GA)
  • Kyl (R-AZ) – retired
  • Lugar (R-IN) – retired
  • McCain (R-AZ)
  • Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Sessions (R-AL)
  • Snowe (R-ME)
  • Specter (R-PA) – deceased
  • Voinovich (R-OH) – retired

Ah, George Voinovich. In 2009, he voted to make Holder Attorney General. However, just a few years earlier, he cried like a baby with a soiled diaper over the prospect of sending John Bolton to the United Nations:

To say that’s out of phase with a YEA vote on Holder is an understatement but Voinovich’s behavior is instructive.

His YEA vote on Holder put him on the side of the most political and racial Attorney General in the history of the U.S. There was the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) voting case in 2009. There was Operation Fast and Furious that was essentially a political operation to create dead bodies and then frame U.S. gun store owners in the interest of going after the second amendment by creating a climate for gun control.

Holder was subsequently held in contempt of Congress for refusing to honor a lawful subpoena for documents central to Fast and Furious. He was the first Attorney General to suffer such a fate. Contrary to what he and his racially focused supporters will assert, the vote had nothing to do with race.

That’s not all. Check out National Review’s piece on the Rap Sheet of Eric Holder.

There’s one glaring omission in the National Review article and it has to do with the murder of a man named Kenneth Michael Trentadue in a federal holding center in Oklahoma. You see, Trentadue was arrested a few months after the Oklahoma City bombing and was mistaken for one of the suspects. While in that prison, he ended up dead. His brother Jesse Trentadue is an attorney who has been fighting for the truth for years.

Part of that truth involves then Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder. In this email, a woman named Juliette Kayyem, who actually served as a CNN expert in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings last year, references Holder in an email that indicates a cover-up operation surrounding Trentadue’s death. It is referred to as “the Trentadue Mission”.


At the time, Senator Orrin Hatch was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and represented the state where Jesse Trentadue practiced law. Hatch was very familiar with the Trentadue case and just a few days after the above email was sent, Hatch gave a press conference and said the investigation smelled of coverup.

Yet, despite this, Hatch voted to confirm Holder in 2009.

Here is video of the October 10, 1997 press conference with Hatch:

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