HolyCoast: One Year Ago Today a Border Patrol Agent Was Killed With a Gun His Own Government Sent to Mexico

Thursday, December 15, 2011

One Year Ago Today a Border Patrol Agent Was Killed With a Gun His Own Government Sent to Mexico

Operation Fast and Furious has cost many, many lives, including the life of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, and the whole thing can be laid at the feet of Eric Holder:
Dingell withholds Holder judgment -- Let's not jump to any conclusions based on nothing more than facts and evidence. TheDC's Matthew Boyle reports:

"Thursday morning marks the first anniversary of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry's death. Terry was born on Aug. 11, 1970, and grew up in Flat Rock, Mich. He was killed with a gun that his own government sent into Mexico, one of thousands of weapons that 'walked' across the border in an ill-fated attempt to track the movement of illicit firearms into the hands of Mexican drug traffickers... The resulting scandal has led 57 congressmen, two senators, four presidential candidates and two sitting governors to call for Holder's resignation. All of them are Republicans. Even some Democrats have criticized the administration for the program, but none has called for Holder to step aside. The Terry family's lifelong congressman, Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, is one of them. While Dingell has been vocal about pushing for answers about Operation Fast and Furious, he has not called for Holder to resign and doesn't believe Holder is responsible. Before Holder's most recent congressional appearance, Dingell told The Daily Caller he wanted to see what the attorney general had to say during his testimony... 'As I mentioned in my previous statement, Operation Fast and Furious was grossly irresponsible,' Dingell said in a Wednesday evening statement to TheDC. 'Over the years, I have been a harsh critic of ATF. It is clear in my mind that "gun-walking" tactics are illogical and should never have been used. I was outraged the day I learned about this behavior, and I am still outraged to this day. Furthermore, the fact that a constituent of mine, Agent Brian Terry, was killed in the line of duty because of this gross negligence on behalf of ATF makes this situation even more serious. Someone lost his life defending our nation because of the irresponsible decisions of a few...' Now that the hearing is over, Dingell says he's waiting for reports from the Justice Department's inspector general — an investigation that has been compromised for months — and from various congressional committees."

Hey, lots of people are procrastinators. Dingell might be getting on in years, but he's still strong enough to kick the can down the road. In other Holder news, Darrell Issa says the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would give "Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice broad new powers to police the Internet." What could go wrong?
Holder needs to go. If this was a Republican Administration impeachment hearings would have started long ago.

1 comment:

Larry said...

Resign? He should stand trial, perhaps in Mexico, along with anyone else in the ATF, FBI, etc who knew 1. that they were arming Mexican drug cartels that 2. would get many innocent people murdered and 3. with the intent of gaining leverage for new gun regulations in the southern United States.

This is a waaaaay bigger story than the media is giving it because they saw from the get-go that it was a gun control plan that backfired. They're probably disappointed that the whistle was blown so early.