Jones Confirmation Hearing for ATF Director is No Walk in the Park

ATF Director Appointee, B. Todd Jones
ATF Director Appointee, B. Todd Jones
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-( The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday held confirmation hearings for B. Todd Jones, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) U.S. attorney for Minnesota.

ATF has not had a full-time director in seven years; President Obama nominated Jones to permanently head the agency five months ago.

It was not easy going for Jones who was closely questioned by the committee’s ranking Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, over a controversial civil case involving the U.S. attorney’s office in Minnesota.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) pressed Jones regarding the failed Operation “Fast and Furious” effort that allowed guns to go to Mexican drug traffickers. Flake asked Jones if any ATF officials had been demoted or relieved of duty. Jones declined to answer.

The Justice Department’s inspector general has reported that federal agents ignored risks in the gun-tracking operation.

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Write you senators to oppose the confirmation of this radical to include filibuster. He is implicated in the fast and furious coverup and retaliation against ATF whistleblowers. He is hostile to gun ownership and is unfit to hold this office.

Ken Hershberger

Obama Administration officials have felt free to ignore questions from Congress because until now, Congress has done nothing to punish those Administration spokespersons who basically are thumbing their noses at the Congress inquisitors. Apparently, Obama flacks do not know (or care) what Congressional Oversight is supposed to do.


Ohhhh he refused to ans a question?? I say ENOUGH OF THESE INCOMPETENT OBAMA LACKEYS! They are a complete embarrasment to the office their either hold or are being appointed to! If this SOB is ARROGANT ENUF TO REFUSE QUESTIONS during a CONFIRMATION HEARING ! Then he dont deserve to have the job! it already shows hes an OBAMA YES MAN! and not about truth or justice! He was involved with Fast n Furious with his butt buddy Holder ” who is in the background of the pic”. I cant believe this SOB is looking to be confirmed into this… Read more »


Anyone that Obam-ass would appoint to anything is a total A– in absolutely every respect , they know NOTHING about the job and their only qualification he requires is a desire to DESTROY America as a constitutional republic .