Attorney General Eric Holder Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee About Fast and Furious – C-Span Video December 8, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee About Fast and Furious – C-Span Video December 8, 2011

The heat continues to be turned up by the House Judiciary Committee (who is responsible for investigating the Fast and Furious Gunrunning operation) on AG Eric Holder. This was a lengthy session, so there are three separate video segments of AG Eric Holder’s testimony. If you follow this through to the C-Span site you can read the actual transcript of the testimony.

C-Span Video #1 – Eric Holder Testimony Before House Judiciary on December 8, 2011

C-Span Video #2 – Eric Holder Testimony Before House Judiciary on December 8, 2011

C-Span Video #3 – Eric Holder Testimony Before House Judiciary on December 8, 2011

See Eric Holder’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on C-Span here.

Operation Fast and Furious – Crime Control? or More Gun Control?

Operation Fast and Furious – Crime Control? or More Gun Control?

Rep. Daryl Issa made this point in the most recent oversight hearing of the Department of Justice. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, and not a surprise, the hearing focused mainly on the Fast and Furious gunwalking scheme. Several other committee members offered support to the contention that Fast and Furious is an attempt to create more gun control laws. Gun Owners of America provide some excellent analysis of the hearing and what is going on. Still, no one is being held accountable for the disaster created by Operation Fast and Furious.

. . . Holder, as he has already done numerous times in testimony before Congress, continued his practice of stonewalling and deflecting blame for the failed scheme that led to thousands of firearms “walking” across the border into Mexico and into the hands of violent drug cartels.

Committee members grilled Holder on misleading Congress, not dealing appropriately with the individuals who called the shots on Fast and Furious and, even worse, for using the guns that the government allowed to “walk” to Mexico as an excuse for greater gun control in the U.S.

Fast and Furious Leading to More Gun Control

From his opening statement, Rep. Daryl Issa (R-CA), a chief congressional investigator looking into Fast and Furious, made clear that gun control, not crime control, is really the main objective of the Obama administration. . . .

In other words, the Justice Department helped to create a huge mess, and is now seeking more authority to regulate firearms to clean it up. At the same time, the Department has taken no action to hold anyone accountable within the government. . .

Read more at Gun Owners of America.

Rep. Walsh Calls for Attorney General Holder to Resign – Gun Owners of America Alert

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.

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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.