Brian Terry’s parents:
And here is just one reminder on why Obama and pals started the operation in the first place:
Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation “Fast and Furious” to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.
Hundreds died, along with one of our Border Patrol agents, all because they wanted more gun control.
The left is crying that this is all politics in an election year. But I would remind them that none of this would have happened if this administration had just been truthful from the beginning. Admit they made a mistake and take their lumps a year ago. But no. As we see, the cover-up is usually much more damaging than the actual crime:
February 4, 2011: Responding to an inquiry from Sen. Charles Grassley, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich writes that top officials had only recently learned about the ATF gun-running program, but that nothing improper was done in the operation. Weich also asserts that any allegation that the ATF knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico is false. “ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico,” Weich wrote.
Whistleblowers then stepped forward to tell Congress that this was a lie. Holder tells Congress that he only recently had learned about the operation.
Issa then asked for a documents pertaining to the decision making on withdrawing that February 2011 letter.
And now Obama asserts executive privilege on these documents.
Come on…who can’t see this is a cover-up?
A few Senators can see it and are asking for Holder’s resignation:
The furor between the White House and Capitol Hill Republicans continued to rise in the upper chamber on Thursday as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a leading front-runner for the GOP vice presidential ticket, and Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) both called for Holder’s resignation.
“I think we’ve about reached the point of no return on this issue,” said Rubio at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. “I think they’ve been given multiple opportunities to answer very legitimate questions that the Congress has.”
I’m thinking his resignation is the least that should happen. Being led away in handcuffs is what’s appropriate now.