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Two more congressmen hit Holder for Fast and Furious, 120 now want resignation

Posted By admin On March 12, 2012 @ 4:24 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Matthew Boyle
The Daily Caller [1]
March 12, 2012

Republican Reps. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin and Bob Goodlatte of Virginia have signed on to a House resolution of “no confidence” in Attorney General Eric Holder over his role in Operation Fast and Furious.

With their signatures, a total of 120 U.S. House members have now either publicly demanded Holder’s resignation, expressed no confidence in his job performance via a formal House resolution, or both.

That amounts to more than a quarter of the U.S. House of Representatives and nearly half of the Republican caucus. Three U.S. senators — Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Jim DeMint of South Carolina and James Inhofe of Oklahoma — have also called for Holder to resign. So have two sitting governors, Rick Perry of Texas and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, and all major Republican presidential candidates.

The Obama administration’s Fast and Furious “gunwalking” program — organized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and overseen by the Department of Justice — sent thousands of weapons to Mexican drug cartels via straw purchasers, or people who purchased guns in the United States with the intention of illegally trafficking them somewhere else.

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[1] The Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/12/two-more-congressmen-hit-holder-for-fast-and-furious-120-now-want-resignation/

[2] Holder heading to House hot seat, Fast and Furious grilling on the way: http://www.prisonplanet.com/holder-heading-to-house-hot-seat-fast-and-furious-grilling-on-the-way.html

[3] Holder’s No. 2 in 2009: Gunwalking, Fast and Furious a ‘terrific idea’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/holder%e2%80%99s-no-2-in-2009-gunwalking-fast-and-furious-a-%e2%80%98terrific-idea%e2%80%99.html

[4] Paul Ryan: Eric Holder must go over Fast and Furious: http://www.prisonplanet.com/paul-ryan-eric-holder-must-go-over-fast-and-furious.html

[5] Now, 90 congressmen have ‘no confidence’ in Holder or believe he should quit: http://www.prisonplanet.com/now-90-congressmen-have-%e2%80%98no-confidence%e2%80%99-in-holder-or-believe-he-should-quit.html

[6] Issa to Holder: You can still avoid contempt if you give up Fast and Furious documents: http://www.prisonplanet.com/issa-to-holder-you-can-still-avoid-contempt-if-you-give-up-fast-and-furious-documents.html

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