O'Reilly on Holder: 'A Politician Masquerading As a Law Enforcement Agent'
Attorney General Eric Holder appeared to suggest Wednesday that harsh criticism from GOP lawmakers' is racially motivated. The remarks came during an event held by Al Sharpton's National Action Network.
“Forget about me. You look at the way the Attorney General of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee. Had nothing to do with me. Forget that. What attorney general has ever had that kind of treatment? ... What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?" Holder asked.
Holder was referring to tough questions from members of the House Judiciary Committee the day before, including a tense back-and-forth with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX).
O'Reilly called out Holder for failing to get to the bottom of the Benghazi attack, the IRS scandal, and Operation Fast and Furious, saying his record in "huge cases is abysmal."
"He should have been fired a long time ago and I don't care what color he is. He is not an effective law enforcement agent. He is a politician masquerading as one and everybody knows it. ... [He's] failing as an attorney general and it's embarrassing," said O'Reilly, accusing Holder of using the race card as an "excuse."
"Do you think that the House committee called him in and said 'let's get the black guy today'? Is that what they did? Does anybody believe that?" he asked, pointing out that the Justice Department is refusing to turn over documents to Congress.
O'Reilly went on to discuss his newest book, "The Last Days of Jesus."
Watch the full segment above and check out more information on the book. Plus, hear much more from Bill on Eric Holder's comments and his performance as attorney general, tonight at 8/11p ET on The Factor.