Idaho's 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador blames media coddling for sparing Attorney General Eric Holder his job over the 'Fast and Furious' gun scandal. Labrador called for Holder's resignation last year and renewed his call in a face-to-face confrontation during a Feb. 6 committee meeting.
“The mass media don’t want there to be any scandals in the Obama administration,” Labrador told Human Events in an interview published Monday. “If this were a Republican administration, this would be on the top of the news every single night until there were answers or until … heads rolled.”
Labrador also told Human Events that he resisted the opportunity to engage in race-baiting after his TV confrontation with Holder.
During the hearing, Holder said Labrador's treatment of him was "among the worst things I think I’ve ever seen in Congress...And maybe this is the way you do things in Idaho or wherever you’re from.”
Labrador, a native of Puerto Rico who moved to Nevada at age 13, could have "seized on Holder’s
'wherever you’re from' comments to gin up outrage and get maximum political mileage out of the incident," wrote Tony Lee.
"Not Labrador," Lee continued. "Consistent with how he has operated since the day he arrived from Idaho, Labrador showed, when asked about the incident, that he is not the typical Washington politician. 'I am giving him a pass on this,' Labrador told HUMAN EVENTS. 'I am not going to play the same game the mainstream media and the Democrats play, which is race-baiting on every issue.'"
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