Michael Eric Dyson: Holder Is the ‘Moses’ of Our Time

'[Holder] is the chief law giver of the United States so to speak'

MSNBC contributor Michael Eric Dyson called Attorney General Eric Holder "the Moses of our time" Thursday on "Martin Bashir":

MARTIN BASHIR: Professor, we heard Mr. Sensenbrenner say the attorney general should stop down. Congressman Bob Goodlatte is also calling for resignation. Of course, he did that two years ago over fast and furious. Is this actually going to lead to something, do you think, or more of the same, more continuous calls for the attorney general to step down?

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON: I think the attorney general should step down to off of that plateau where he resides on high principle and whip some head. But he shouldn't give up his office. What he should understand is that he is the chief law giver of the United States so to speak. He's the Moses of our time and at least for this administration. […]

It is unclear whether Holder consulted the Ten Commandments before potentially perjuring himself in May 15 testimony where he claimed that he not been involved with any "potential prosecution of the press" for disclosing classified material.