Pressure mounting for Attorney General’s resignation
Six times now, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has appeared before Congress to answer numerous questions regarding the Justice Department’s horribly flawed and deadly BATFE “gun walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”
Six times Holder has stonewalled, backpedaled, obfuscated — and indications are, outright lied — all in an attempt to further a cover-up and sweep his misdeeds under a rug.
But pressure from grassroots Americans, combined with Holder’s latest appearance before the House Oversight Committee on February 2nd and a concurrent no-confidence resolution gaining steam in Congress, makes it apparent that this scandal isn’t going away until the Attorney General pays his debt to the people he serves.
Operation Fast and Furious began as a sickening attempt by the Obama administration to make it politically easier to ban YOUR guns. What they did was to knowingly allow illegal straw purchases of semi-automatic rifles in Border States, and then actively worked to make sure the weapons “walked” across the border into Mexico. The thinking was simple if incredibly callous: given the Mexican drug cartels’ penchant for gun violence, tying American rifles to Mexican violence will grease the skids for another semi-auto ban in violation of the Second Amendment.
Of course the bumbling idiots at the BATFE promptly lost track of the majority of the guns they were pumping into Mexico. Then the killings began. Two U.S. federal agents were slain, along with perhaps hundreds of Mexican nationals.
Now, thanks to outrage from the America people, the House Oversight Committee is taking its investigation very seriously. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the committee, has threatened Holder with contempt of Congress if he doesn’t come clean.
BUT THAT’S NOT ENOUGH! Not a single Justice Department official has been held accountable for this fiasco, and recent information indicates that Holder knew about the screw-up long before it became a glaring black eye.
If Holder and the Obama administration are going stick their tongues out at the American people, IT’S TIME FOR ACTION!
And Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) has provided the perfect vehicle for that action. H. Res. 490 is a congressional resolution “expressing no confidence in the Attorney General of the United States.” It finds that:
- The Administration “provided false information to Congress,”
- Under Holder’s watch, the operation “was not set up to catch criminals;” and,
- Holder has been “intransigent, obstructionist, and obdurate.”
If Congress passes the resolution—or even it if just comes close to doing so—Holder will no have choice but to resign in disgrace.
The Obama administration has to learn that it can’t defy the Constitution for political purposes … especially if those purposes THREATEN YOUR RIGHTS. Please act today!