HolyCoast: Pressure Mounts for Eric Holder's Resignation

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Pressure Mounts for Eric Holder's Resignation

The disaster that was the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation that delivered thousands of high powered weapons to Mexican drug lords and has cost something like 200 lives has been regularly ignored by the media, but more pressure is coming and at some point this will explode into the media (from Morning Jolt):
The great Katie Pavelich:

The National Rifle Association called for President Obama to hold Attorney General Eric Holder accountable for his role in Operation Fast and Furious during their annual convention and meetings in Pittsburgh back in April, when the scandal was just getting started.

Now, the NRA is taking its calls for Holder's resignation national with a new television campaign.

At Hot AirTina Korbe writes:

So far, Holder has hewn to the line that his congressional testimony of May 3 (referenced in the NRA video -- and suspiciously confusing) was "truthful and accurate." But he only spoke up to defend himself on that front because one outspoken congressman, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), said any in the administration who knew of and accepted the program could potentially be an accessory to murder. Otherwise, the DOJ pattern from Holder down has been to stonewall the Congressional investigation of F&F.

Meanwhile, John Hayward notes at Human Events:

CBS News reports Holder will appear before the House Judiciary Committee to answer further questions about his role in Operation Fast and Furious on December 8. Perhaps we'll hear more about all the reports he doesn't read, and operations he doesn't monitor.

Meanwhile, Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight committee, wants to hear more from former Acting ATF Director Ken Melson . . . in order to shore up the firewall of deniability around Eric Holder, as he obliquely explained in a letter to Oversight chairman 
Darrell Issa.
Any Republican president who pulled something like this would have already come up for impeachment hearings.

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