Congressman Jared Polis said last week he'd be "happy" to see Attorney General Eric Holder resign, and repeated that sentiment Tuesday with The Denver Post's editorial board.
And while we haven't called for Holder's resignation, we've certainly shared at times Polis' frustration with the Justice Department.
From the incompetence in supervising the Fast and Furious federal gun investigation to the outrageous spying on reporters' phone records, the department has been involved in what seem to be an unusual list of scandals.
Polis highlighted another failure by Holder that is of particular importance to Colorado and Washington: his refusal to articulate a federal policy toward the legalization of recreational pot.
What especially galls the congressman is that Holder has more than once said a federal response was forthcoming, only to retreat back into silence for weeks on end. Was this a deliberate attempt to keep state and local officials off-balance? We hope not, but Holder hardly comes off well even if it wasn't.
—The Denver Post, Aug. 20