[W]ith an election coming up in a little over a month, we could see a spectacularly angry confirmation process. So here’s a prediction: no matter who the White House picks to be the next attorney general, the Republicans will wage a relentless effort against him/her, and almost all of it will be, in one way or another, about race.
If you aren’t a consumer of conservative media, you probably have no idea just how much venom Holder inspires on the right.
Steve Benen ticked off some of the things Holder has done to cheer liberals and anger conservatives:
The A.G. … has shown amazing leadership on the issue of LGBT rights. He’s challenged Republican restrictions on voting rights. He’s fought for sentencing reforms. He’s condemned “Stand Your Ground” laws and showed effective leadership during the crisis in Ferguson. He cleared the way for Colorado and the state of Washington to pursue marijuana legalization. He’s worked to reverse the disenfranchisement of the formerly incarcerated.