Over the past few years, Attorney General Eric Holder has faced questioning from lawmakers on the IRS targeting scandal, Fast and Furious, and Benghazi.

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In a heated exchange on Tuesday, Holder lashed back when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said, “I realize that contempt is not a big deal for our attorney general.”

“You don’t want to go there buddy!” Holder responded, adding that he felt being held in contempt was inappropriate and unjust.

On Wednesday, Holder ramped up the rhetoric by suggesting that the treatment had to do with race.

Tonight in Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points Memo, the Factor host said it’s another example of the grievance industry.

“The heavy evidence is that Eric Holder is using his skin color as a shield to avoid explaining to the American people why he has been so ineffective," O'Reilly said.

He reminded Holder that his first duty is to the American people, not to the Democratic Party or the president.

Earlier on Fox and Friends, O’Reilly said Holder should have been fired a long time ago for being ineffective. He charged that Holder doesn’t update investigations, withholds documents from Congress and repeatedly stonewalls.

Tonight, O'Reilly noted that Richard Nixon's attorney general, John Mitchell, was ruined by the Watergate investigation.

“The truth is that Eric Holder has been treated gently by the national press and has not been the subject of much scrutiny by the public,” O’Reilly said.

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