Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says that he is somewhat surprised by Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that he is stepping down from the position. Smith made his comments to Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN Radio in Lincoln after Holder’s announcement on Thursday.
“In the greater context, I’m not surprised given the controversies that have developed under his watch,” Smith says. “I think there are unresolved issues that I think he may prefer not to deal with.”
Congressman Smith includes among those issues Benghazi and the IRS situation.
“There seems to be little care at the FBI what took place in the targeting of conservatives,” Smith notes. “It is indisputable that conservative groups were targeted by the IRS.”
Congressman Smith expects his Republican colleagues on the Senate side to conduct a very rigorous confirmation of the new Attorney General nominee. Holder said Thursday he will continue to serve until a replacement is selected and confirmed.
Holder was the fourth-longest serving attorney general in American history.