Fact Check: Cornyn accuses Holder of misleading Congress
In an unusual move during an often-heated Senate hearing Tuesday, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told the nation’s top law enforcement officer he should resign.
“Let me talk about your record,” Cornyn told Attorney General Eric Holder, before going into a lengthy list of alleged transgressions, most of which centered around the botched “Operation Fast and Furious.”
“In short, you violated the public trust, in my view, by failing and refusing to perform the duties of your office,” Cornyn said.
But as with much about “Fast and Furious,” whether Cornyn’s claims are true depends on whom you ask. Holder, for one, accused Cornyn of inaccuracies.