Former Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder doesn’t exactly have the best memory. Just look at any of the statements before Congress during the inquiry into the Fast and Furious scandal.
Of course, Holder has not gone quietly into that good night of officialdom. He’s been politically active, advising the state of California in its legal battles against the Trump administration and even possibly considering a 2020 presidential run.
I’m sure Mexican gun runners will just love that. But never mind. The point is that Holder hasn’t stepped out of the spotlight, especially when it comes to promoting liberal causes.
One of those causes was certainly the March for Our Lives — the supposedly student-led gun control march that took place last weekend which was mostly an astroturfed event by Everytown for Gun Safety and a few other liberal groups.
Holder took to Twitter, apparently to remind gun rights activists that their time was limited once the Democrats got back into power:
Wow. Pretty powerful stuff.
Unfortunately, Holder didn’t quite remember something: Namely, the March for Our Lives was a pro-gun control event. And while Holder is all for gun control on paper, he has a little bit of a problem putting it into practice.
One history teacher reminded him of this in the most hilarious way possible.
Ben, who describes himself as a history teacher, is of course bringing up Operation Fast & Furious, the infamous gun-walking operation Holder oversaw as attorney general.
For those of you who might have forgotten, well, you’re not alone. Eric Holder doesn’t remember a lot about it, either:
Here’s a TL;DR version of it, though: Back during his tenure, Holder’s Department of Justice hatched a scheme in which illegal straw buyers of weapons near the border would be allowed to purchase the guns and smuggle them south, mostly to Mexican drug cartels.
This was all in an effort to trace the guns and how they got to the cartels. Unfortunately, Holder’s people lost track of most of them, and one firearm illegally purchased under the program ended up killing Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010, which exposed the whole operation.
It’s hard to agree on what “common-sense gun control legislation” involves. Usually it’s just a cover for the same old liberal gun control policies that haven’t worked in the past.
This time, though, I’m completely in agreement with Ben: This is a reform we can all get behind. Well, except Eric Holder.
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