Melissa Harris-Perry: ‘Is Eric Holder The Obama We Had Been Hoping For?’

While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is pushing for Attorney General Eric Holder to face impeachment, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has nothing but praise for the Justice Department head and is wondering if Holder is “the Obama we had been hoping for?” During her show Saturday, Harris-Perry and her Nerdland panelists praised the attorney general for the various civil rights causes he has championed, including pushing back against voter ID laws. While the MSNBC host commended President Obama for nominating Holder to his esteemed position, Harris-Perry pondered if the attorney general accomplished much of what Obama supporters hoped the president himself would do. “While we may not be able to fully appreciate the accomplishments of this administration until, say, a decade hence, that’s in part because so much of the civil rights is actually happening in the Department of Justice,” Harris-Perry said during her show. “So I kept asking myself, is Eric Holder the Obama that we had been hoping for?” While the panel agreed that it wasn’t entirely fair to “separate” Holder from the president, Fordham University’s Christina Greer touted the attorney general as “the greatest addition to the entire Obama administration.”

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