U.S. Sen. Scott Brown called for embattled Attorney General Eric Holder to resign tonight, accusing him of misleading Congress.
“He can’t effectively serve the president,” Brown said last night on “NightSide” with Dan Rea — in a one-man debate after Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren chose to sit rthe event out.
Going at Holder on the eve of an expected contempt of Congress vote tomorrow, Brown said, “For the best interest of the country, I think he should step down and resign. He’s lost the confidence of the American people. Certainly he’s lost the confidence of Congress. He misled Congress. They have a right to know.”
Holder — embroiled in the “Fast and Furious” gun-trafficking scandal — faces a potential vote in the U.S. House over his refusal to turn over documents related to a gun sting operation that has been linked to the murder of U.S, Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
“There should be a full and fair exchange of information so we can get to the bottom of it,” Brown said, calling Holder a distraction. “Mr. Terry’s family needs to know, and American citizens need to know, what happened and why.”
Warren appeared on “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC tonight after Brown’s radio interview, and slammed Brown’s attack on Holder.
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This story first ran in the Boston Herald on June 27, 2012.