I have said for a while that Fast & Furious will result in jail time for some and resignations for others. I have also speculated that under normal circumstances Eric Holder would be done fer. Although Obama has not shown himself readily to throw people overboard to save his skin. Holder may end up being exception to the rule.
It was faint at first, but it grows ever louder, this cry for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) today became the fourth Congressman to explicitly call for Holder to take responsibility for the lethally reckless Operation Fast and Furious and to voluntarily leave his post because of his presumed authorization of the program. Walsh’s behest follows similar requests from Reps. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.).
Rep. Walsh lays it out. This was not just a sting operation gone bad. This was a political ploy gone bad. The intended bad guys were not the cartels, the intended bad guys were legal gun owners in the US.
Your Department has made an enormous error in judgment. It instructed federally-licensed firearms dealers to illegally sell at least 2,000 guns that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) intended to be trafficked to drug cartels in Mexico. The results of this error in judgment have implicated the United States in well over one hundred deadly crimes and the deaths of two federal agents.
Operation Fast and Furious funneled firearms legally purchased at gun shops in the U.S. to known criminal syndicates to prove these syndicates have access to legal purchased weapons. This is a deliberate attempt to vilify and attack the millions of gun owners in America who value our Second Amendment and have never broken the law.
This is true. Anyone who looks at the case knows it. Holder is a disgrace to his office. Holder must go.
October 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm
I will be shocked of Holder is thrown under the bus; he's Obama's dragon, does a lot of the detail stuff so O has plausible deniability. In a sane world, he would've been dropped way back with the freaking Black Panther case, or the official policy to only investigate voter's rights issues for minorities.
October 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm
(On an aside– isn't it sad that I'm not shocked to hear about them setting up a plot to get a minimum of hundreds killed to help ban guns, but I really would be shocked if someone so useful was discarded?)
October 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm
I am dumbfounded.
October 30, 2011 at 4:16 pm
The excuse for his remaining is that he enjoys the full confidence of the president. (insert pregnant pause here)
I'm sure that, in this enlightened age, his apparently willful violation of law and morality is of little confidence. But I wonder what percentage of the American people might also have full confidence in the incompetent Mr. Holder.