Bishop Garrison, Rainey Center president and co-founder, appeared on MSNBC over the weekend to discuss a recent in-depth interview former attorney general Eric Holder conducted with CNN. The conversation discussed Holder’s criticism of Democratic presidential candidates who are seeking to decriminalize illegal border crossings. Garrison said,
You have an AG that wants the law upheld and wants nefarious actors to be captured. He is talking about human trafficking. He’s referring, I’m sure at some point, to terrorism [and] narco wars that we see in other countries that a lot of those governments are fighting their best to deal with. And he wants to make sure law enforcement officials have all the tools necessary at their disposal to properly do their jobs.
I think if you spoke directly with AG Holder he would agree he doesn’t want the people fleeing desperate situations like refugees, asylum seekers, these migrants dealing with the effects of climate change in their areas to be treated as criminals. He wants those individuals to have an opportunity to find a safe haven within the borders of the United States, while at the same time addressing what true criminal activity looks like, what the nefarious actors are doing elsewhere... Ultimately he is saying he wants the law followed.
In his interview, Holder also shared his belief that future AGs should proceed with caution when deciding whether or not to continue digging into Trump’s campaign finances. Garrison agreed, saying that a trial for a former president should not be taken lightly. “There is a process that needs to be put forward.” He said any decisions should be “thoughtful.” He elaborated that as long as the process that has already been outlined for Congress is followed, the American people should welcome the results.
You can watch the entire video below.