Fast and Furious: 52 US Congressmen calling for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation

Eric Holder, Attorney General / Wiki Commons *

52 Congressmen Call For Obama’s Firewall, Attorney General Eric Holder, To Resign

November 21, 2011

LAROUCHEPAC – According to, 52 members of the U.S. Congress are now on record calling for Eric Holder’s resignation for his role in the coverup of Operation Fast and Furious. As the White House Insider has pointed out in the Ulsterman Report, Obama himself will be vulnerable in the same way that Nixon was, following the ouster of Attorney General John Mitchell, if Holder is successfully removed.

On Thursday, 40 of the 52 members of Congress sent a letter to Obama demanding that he fire Holder and stating that if he does not, then they will regard him as complicit in Holder’s coverup of Operation Fast and Furious.

To date, Eric Holder’s office has given no official response to the Congressional members who are demanding he step down from his position at the Obama Department of Justice. Nor has the Obama White House responded to media requests to comment on the calls for Holder’s resignation.

Senator Charles Grassley has been posting press releases every day on his website under the title, “Facts are Stubborn Things,” exposing the lies of the Attorney General and the Department of Justice.

Attorney General Eric Holder’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on December 8 may be a critical turning point.

Thus far no Democrat has joined the call for Holder’s resignation, although the White House Insider claims that a Democratic Senator is expected to weigh in publicly on the matter in the near future.

On June 3, 31 Democrats wrote to Obama asking him to direct Holder and the Department of Justice to promptly provide complete answers to all congressional inquiries about Fast and Furious, rather than stonewall Congress while the DOJ Inspector General conducts her own investigation. The letter reads as follows:

“Reports of the tactics used in this operation are extremely troubling. The ATF allegedly encouraged gun store owners to sell thousands of firearms to customers whom store employees considered suspicious. Our concerns were heightened with news that one of the firearms sold may have been used in the murder of a Border Patrol agent. These allegations call into question the judgment of the agents involved. It is equally troubling that the Department of Justice has delayed action and withheld information from Congressional inquiries….. While the Department of Justice can and should continue its investigation, those activities should not curtail the ability of Congress to fulfill its oversight duties. We urge you to instruct the Department of Justice to promptly complete answers to all Congressional inquiries on this issue.”

Holder and the DOJ have not fulfilled that request.


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