Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Wednesday officially joined the chorus of GOP members calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign.
DeMint, a Tea Party favorite, appeared on GBTV’s “Real News from The Blaze” and said he has lost confidence in Holder amid the ongoing congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
DeMint spokesman Wesley Denton confirmed to The Blaze Thursday this is the first time DeMint has publicly called for the attorney general to step down.
“I have lost confidence because there are a lot of things that have happened, his raid on Gibson Guitar, like they were a bunch of criminals, I mean — these things, in addition to just the botched Fast and Furious. Some of the lawsuits against our state and what they’ve done in this administration, aside from just the Justice Department, like the NLRB attacking Boeing in South Carolina, and that’s affiliated with the whole justice perspective of this administration,” DeMint said.
“I don’t have very much confidence that we can get justice out of this Justice Department,” he said.
“So are you prepared to call for his resignation?” GBTV’s Amy Holmes asked.
“I think I already have,” DeMint answered.
Watch DeMint’s full “Real News from The Blaze” appearance: