AG Holder 'Proud to Be Called an Activist': Judge Napolitano Fires Back
Judge Andrew Napolitano joined Fox and Friends this morning to discuss comments Attorney General Eric Holder made to Juan Williams yesterday in “The Hill,” in which Holder said he was proud to be known as an "activist."
"If you want to call me an activist attorney general, I will proudly accept that label," Holder said. "Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job. The responsibility of the attorney general is to change things [and] bring us closer to the ideals expressed in our founding documents."
Judge Napolitano criticized Holder's use of the hot button word "activist," saying that leaves one open to being influenced by political ideology. He added that Holder has been quick to do the president’s bidding and look the other way when a difficult issue arises.
“We connote ‘activist’ with someone who injects their own ideology and uses that as a guide post in exercising the official power of a government," Judge Napolitano said. "That’s not what we want. That’s not what we need now."
He added that political ideology can lead to selective enforcement of the law and that Holder already has “a track record of looking the other way.”
Watch the full discussion above.