17 House Members & the NRA Seek Holder’s Resignation
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- What to do U.S. House members Dan Burton, Allen West, Lynn Jenkins, Trent Franks, Tim Huelskamp, Mike Pompeo, Duncan Hunter, Devin Nunes, Dennis Ross, Vicky Hartzler, Raul Labrador, Quico Canseco, Blake Farenthold, Paul Gosar, Joe Walsh, Gus Bilirakis and John Mica, have in common?
All 17 of them have called for Attorney General Eric Holder to turn in his letter of resignation over Fast and Furious and his seeming inability to tell the truth.
Representative Burton (R-IN), in particular, is tired of Holder’s lies, and he was tired of them before Fast and Furious was even a reality. In fact, Burton never thought Holder should have been confirmed as Attorney General to begin with.
When I was chairman of government reform and oversight during the Clinton administration, we had Holder before my committee a number of times and he misled the committee. In fact, he lied. During his confirmation in the Senate, I sent a letter to the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, [Sen. Patrick] Leahy, and I sent it to the other members of the committee as well, and I cited specific cases where Holder had not been straight with the committee and I said he should not be confirmed.
And now that Fast and Furious is the topic Holder’s lying about, Burton adds: “I don’t think he’s a trustworthy Attorney General. He’s a political animal. He’s more concerned about politics than he is about what’s right for the country.”
An example of what Burton means by describing Holder as a “political animal” was given us recently, when U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz was sentenced to two years in prison “for improperly lifting the arms of a 15-year-old drug smuggling suspect while handcuffed.” Representative Hunter (R-CA) has trouble stomaching such duplicitousness:
“Reports indicate that the Justice Department cited the incident as a deprivation of the smuggler’s constitutional right to be free from unreasonable force, which is something that I find hard to comprehend under the circumstances.”
Just think of it – our Attorney General has yet to grant “victim of crime” status to Brian Terry’s family, even through Terry died via weapons from the government-sponsored program called Fast and Furious. Yet Holder finds time to prosecute a Border Patrol Agent whose only “crime” was violating the constitutional right of a non-citizen (who is an alleged criminal) by lifting that alleged criminal’s arms in the wrong way while he was handcuffed.
How crazy can this world get?
I’m happy to see that the NRA has also entered the fray against Holder. They are running ads that highlight his lies and call on President Obama to give the Attorney General his walking papers.
But my concern remains singular: I don’t want Holder to be allowed to resign and walk away from the literal death and carnage he knew about and covered up. He needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, and after prosecution, placed in a cell from which there is no reprieve.
Representative Gosar (R-AZ) did not go too far when he described all administration officials responsible for Fast and Furious as “accessories to murder.”
Holder is not only a liar, he is a criminal.
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