A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh:
Rep. Joe Walsh Calls for Holder’s Resignation
Demands Holder take Responsibility for Role in Operation Fast and Furious
WASHINGTON- Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) sent a letter today to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding his resignation for the role he played in the subsequent cover-up of the failed Fast and Furious operation. This operation and his role in it have raised serious doubts about the Attorney General‘s ability to uphold and defend the law and actually complete the job he was appointed to do.
“The American people deserve to know the truth regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s knowledge and role in the Fast and Furious operation. This program was deliberately designed to attack law-abiding American gun-owners and gun-dealers. Why else would an anti-gun Administration force licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to violent criminals?
“Operation Fast and Furious blew up in Attorney General Holder’s face, implicating the United States in the deaths of two federal agents and over a hundred deadly crimes. Now Holder is scrambling to hide his involvement in this failed politically-charged operation by refusing to cooperate with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s investigation.
“I ask that the Attorney General resign immediately and take responsibility for implicating the United States as an accessory to the violent crimes committed by these Mexican cartels, using his appointed position as the chief law enforcement officer to attack the Second Amendment of the Constitution, and for the role he played in the subsequent cover-up of the failed Fast and Furious operation. If he fails to do so, I would ask that President Obama dismiss him immediately.”