Civil rights leaders are saying the only reason Republicans are going against Eric Holder is because of his race.
Quotes from Civil Rights Leaders:
"This is a political witch hunt."
"This is motivated by base politics… anti civil rights politics. The men who are persecuting Eric Holder in this way are the same men who have attempted to tie the hands of his department to protect our voting rights, to stop racial profiling, and to protect the rights of workers to organize. "
"We believe the House of Representatives is on a witch hunt. "
"The issue of race is a subtle factor in this effort."