Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told The Daily Caller that the more than 30 members of Congress calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign immediately “can’t be wrong.” As of Thursday morning, 34 members of Congress have called on Holder to step down immediately.
During an interview with TheDC’s Ginni Thomas on Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C., Cain expressed support for those calling for Holder’s resignation. “I’m disappointed in all of the conflicting stories,” Cain said, adding that he hasn’t personally called for Holder’s ouster because he has “not followed it close enough to say that I want to pile on.”
“But I happen to believe that 30 congressmen can’t be wrong, in terms of the determination that they have made, that suggests that it may be better for him to step down,” Cain added. “I trust those 30 congressmen and the analysis that they have done.”
At the time of his interview with TheDC, the total number of members of Congress calling for Holder’s resignation was 30.
Cain is not the first presidential candidate to weigh in on Holder’s job performance. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and, through a spokesman, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have each told TheDC that Holder should resign if the facts presented to the public thus far turn out to be accurate, or if it is determined that he misled Congress.
Spokespersons for GOP candidates Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich have not returned requests for comment about where those candidates stand with respect to Holder’s future as America’s top law enforcement officer.