Ex-Obama Attorney General Calls Out The Trump Administration For Its ‘Rampant Corruption’
Former Attorney General Eric Holder called out the Trump administration on Friday during a Democratic event in Ohio. He accused Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress of allowing “rampant corruption” to go on in the Cabinet.
Holder accused Republicans in Congress of allowing the ongoing corruption in the executive branch.
“There is rampant corruption within the Trump Cabinet, but a Congress full of Republicans is simply unwilling to conduct oversight or to hold them accountable,” Holder said.
Holder’s criticism comes after a series of reports criticizing multiple cabinet members for misusing taxpayer funds for their personal gain.
Holder also attacked the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Paris climate accord, as well as the degradation of NATO alliances.
“Decades old — and effective — alliances have been questioned. The effectiveness of the North Atlantic compact that has ensured peace — and prosperity — for over seventy years, and after the bloodiest century in the history of mankind, is now doubted,” he said.
“Our efforts to lead global action to deal with climate change have been abandoned,” Holder, 67, added.
Holder has also hinted at challenging the Republican Party in 2020. He said he believes he could “unify the country.”
“If I were going to do it, I would do it because I would think I would have concluded that I could maybe unify the country, because it’s bigger than any one person,” Holder told The New York Times in March.
“That I could repair and then advance the nation in a variety of contexts. That I had something to contribute. That would be — I think that would push me toward considering the run,” he continued.