As Attorney General Eric Holder continues to dig in and refuse to take responsibility for the disastrous gun-walking program known as Operation Fast & Furious, there’s a growing chorus in Congress expressing “no confidence” in the Attorney General.
Last week, I told you that the Attorney General once again refused to take responsibility during a Congressional hearing for a troubling law enforcement program that put guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels – a move that resulted in the murder of a U.S. border patrol agent and an acknowledgement from the Attorney General, himself, that more murders are likely as a result of this flawed program.
Now comes word that a resolution introduced just days ago in the House expressing “no confidence” in the Attorney General is attracting a growing number of co-sponsors. The measure, H.R. 490, was introduced by Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona.
It is very direct: The resolution alleges that the Attorney General’s actions prove that he is not “competent, trustworthy and beyond reproach.” The resolution calls Operation Fast & Furious “a law enforcement scheme” that was “ill conceived at the outset and mismanaged.”
The DOJ “initially provided false information to Congress,” the resolution asserts. It argues that the DOJ “retaliated” against whistle-blowers who provided Congress with information and “has redacted key information and has been intransigent, obstructionist and obdurate.”
In just days after the resolution was introduced, the number of co-sponsors has exploded with 75 members of Congress adding their names and expressing “no confidence” in the Attorney General’s ability to serve.
That news comes as we continue to demand that the Attorney General stand up and accept responsibility. Some 50,000 Americans already have signed on to our Petition for the Truth about Operation Fast & Furious. Add your name if you haven’t done so already.
We’re demanding that the Attorney General take responsibility for Fast & Furious. So are many Americans, a growing number of members of Congress, and, now, the family of the slain border patrol agent.
This travesty isn’t going away. Attorney General Holder, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, must be held accountable.