CNS News has found some interesting video of Attorney General Eric Holder praising controversial Rev. Al Sharpton during a speech at Sharpton’s National Action Network conference on Wednesday.

CNS has the quotes:

At the opening of NAN’s 14th annual convention in Washington, D.C., the attorney general first thanked MSNBC’s Rev. Sharpton “for your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill.”

The glowing speech is curious considering Sharpton has been an advocate for Zimmerman’s guilt before he was even charged with a crime.

“MSNBC’s Sharpton has led several rallies, shouting Arrest Zimmerman Now!‘ and has called for civil disobedience and an “occupation” in Sanford, Fla., if an arrest is not made,” CNS notes.

You can watch part of the speech below:

Holder went on to talk about Trayvon Martin: “I know that many of you are greatly — and rightly — concerned about the recent shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a young man whose future has been lost to the ages.”

He added that the federal investigation is ongoing, and if it turns up anything, “we will take appropriate action.”

Read the full story at CNS News.