Rep. Walsh Calls for Attorney General Holder to Resign – Gun Owners of America Alert
Some strong words for Attorney General Eric Holder from Representative Joe Walsh, calling on Holder to accept responsibility and admit the wrongdoing of the DOJ and its failed “Fast and Furious” program. Gun Owners of America is asking its members to contact their Congress representatives and to support Walsh in the effort to pressure Eric Holder to resign.
Rep. Walsh’s words to Eric Holder are below.
Rep. Walsh Calls for Attorney General Holder to Resign
— Where does your Congressman stand?
October 27, 2011
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) sent a scathing rebuke to Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday and called on him to resign his post at the Justice Department.
Noting that Holder needed to “take responsibility” for implicating the United States as an accessory to violent crimes committed by the Mexican drug cartels, Walsh blasted the Attorney General for the role he played in the “subsequent cover-up” of the failed Fast and Furious operation.
As detailed by Gun Owners of America on many occasions, Operation Fast and Furious is the gun-running scheme where the Justice Department has approved — and in some cases, helped fund — the purchase and smuggling of firearms into Mexico.
The apparent purpose of this gun running scandal was to use the increased violence south of the border as a pretext for more gun control in this country. Sadly, two U.S. federal agents — and hundreds of Mexican citizens — have died as a result of these illegal sales which the FBI approved under the direction of the Obama Administration.
Rep. Walsh takes Holder to task for “knowingly [forcing] licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to violent criminals” and for claiming that he was “not aware” this happening. As Walsh notes, Holder “received no less than seven memos” detailing the creation and progress of Fast and Furious.
“The American people deserve to know the truth regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s knowledge and role in the Fast and Furious operation,” Walsh said in a statement. “This program was deliberately designed to attack law-abiding American gun-owners and gun-dealers. Why else would an anti-gun Administration force licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to violent criminals?”
Rep. Walsh told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that Holder “needs to be held accountable.”
ACTION: Please ask your Representative to follow Walsh’s lead in calling for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign. Go here to read Walsh’s entire letter to Eric Holder.
Read the Gun Owners alert here.