MSNBC's Michael Eric Dyson: Eric Holder "Is The Moses Of Our Time"


MARTIN BASHIR: Professor, we heard Mr. Sensenbrenner (R-WI) say the Attorney General should step down. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is also calling for resignation. Of course, he did that two years ago over Fast and Furious. Is this actually going to lead to something, do you think, or just more of the same, more continuous calls for the Attorney General to stand down?

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON: I think the Attorney General should step down too -- off of the plateau where he represents on high principle and whip some heads. But he shouldn't give up his office. What he should understand is that he is the chief law giver of the United States so to speak. He's the Moses of our time and at least for this administration.

So, yes, some people want to put him outside of the ark of the legal community. That's just ridiculous. He is in one sense the whipping boy for so much of the frustration of the right wing. As Joy Reid has brilliantly indicated, their inability to reconcile themselves to the fact they lost the election means they will be perennially pursuing a person like an Eric Holder. In sense, they perceive him to be the most vulnerable. They attack him. But I think what he has to do is continue to hold fast.

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