On Thursday morning Louisiana Republican Rep. Charles Boustany became the 44th congressman to demand Attorney General Eric Holder’s immediate resignation. With his addition to the growing call for Holder to step down, ten percent of U.S. House members are now convinced that the attorney general should lose his job without delay.
Boustany’s call for Holder’s resignation comes while the attorney general is on a taxpayer-funded trip to the Caribbean. Holder has said he is taking a five-day junket to Barbados, Trinidad and the Dominican Republic for law enforcement reasons.
“Attorney General Eric Holder has failed to uphold the duties of his office and must resign immediately,” Boustany said in a statement. “The Attorney General has not been forthright in providing information to Congress relating to the botched program, ‘Operation Fast and Furious.’”
The Daily Beast reported that Holder plans to stay in the “upscale hotels in each of the three countries—all nations with high poverty rates.”