Not even close: Rubio hits back when Bill Kristol uses old clip condemning Eric Holder for contempt and
Bill Kristol and Sen. Marco Rubio … Credits: ABC News, Brown University

Bill Kristol, neoconservative RINO turned liberal fake-news hack, got a lot of attention on Wednesday by tweeting a 2012 clip of Sen. Marco Rubio taking then-Attorney General Eric Holder to task for being held in contempt of Congress, saying he should resign.

Kristol implied that the shoe is on the other foot today, with AG William Barr up for contempt before Congress. Kristol’s play is of course pure political theater, with a sharp contrast in circumstances between the two episodes.

The full House will vote on whether to find Barr in contempt of Congress due to his non-compliance with the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee’s subpoena to provide an unredacted copy of the Mueller report and other subpoenas.

On the other hand, seven years ago, Holder refused to turn over documents related to a federal gun sting operation that allowed illegal firearm sales to be carried out, ostensibly in the hope of tracking the purchases back to Mexican cartels. An unknown number of people were shooting victims involving the “Fast and Furious” guns, including a U.S. agent.

In the two-minute Rubio video, he said, “No one can be above the law, not even the Attorney General.”

“I think an attorney general held in contempt of Congress is someone who should resign,” Rubio added.

Video released by ‘Republicans for the Rule of Law’

“No one can be above the law, not even the Attorney General,” Rubio says in the clip.

He added: “I think an attorney general held in contempt of Congress is someone who should resign.”

Sen. Rubio tweeted back to Kristol that, “If like Eric Holder William Barr ever authorizes a program like #FastandFurious that gives drug dealers guns subsequently used to kill a U.S. agent, lies about it & then refuses to provide Congress information, he should resign.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper shared Kristol’s tweet while admitting the comparison between Holder and Barr is “not perfect.”

Many armchair attorneys pointed out the discrepancies on Twitter, to include the fact that Barr’s subpoena would have required the Attorney General to break the law to comply …

Yes … let’s have a look at what Democrat Jerrold Nadler, today’s House Judiciary Committee chair, had to say in 2012.

Never mind that the Dems have dragged America through the mud for well over two years already and they just won’t let go and get back to doing the legislative jobs they were elected to do.


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