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10 Arizona Sheriffs Call For Eric Holder to Resign or Be Fired
Stand With Arizona ^ | 10-07-2011 | John Hill

Posted on 10/07/2011 7:06:13 PM PDT by montag813

by John Hill
Stand With Arizona

Sheriff Paul Babeu led a press conference with 9 other Arizona sheriffs today, to blast Attorney General Eric Holder and the Administration for the disastrous 'Operation Fast and Furious', calling it a a "betrayal of state law enforcement".

Standing in front of a Phoenix memorial for fallen law enforcement officers, including Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry - murdered as a direct result of the operation - the sheriffs called for the president to launch an independent investigation and for Attorney General Eric Holder to step down or be fired. They are demanding that Holder reveal the truth behind the scandal, and believe that those responsible should be criminally accountable for allowing 2,000 guns to be purchased on U.S. Soil and turned over to the Mexican drug cartels.

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said:

We are here to help defend America, whether it's beyond the border or any place north where the tentacles of these cartels reach into our communities across this nation every single day. And for our own government to be complicit in helping them conduct that business is offensive to us.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu remembered Brian Terry's family, saying their "hearts are broken":

They want the truth, and they haven't been given the truth," he said. "Where's the honor of our country and us in law enforcement when a brother officer is murdered in our state here in Arizona, protecting our country, and then we find out months later that two of these weapons were weapons from Fast and Furious?

Five of the sheriffs are Democrats, and the other five are Republicans. But they spoke in united outrage over the conduct of the Obama Administration in this scandal...and demanded results.

On Tuesday, Republic Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas also called for a special counsel to investigate Fast and Furious, saying that Holder may have misled Congress about his knowledge of the operation. In his press conference on Thursday, Obama said Holder had his "full confidence" in Holder, but did not address accusations that Holder perjured himself in his May 2011 testimony before Congress.

And of course, a compliant media did not even ask Obama about Holder's testimony, the perjury allegations, or even the special prosecutor request. Hugo Chavez has a more challenging press than does Obama. Disgraceful.

The House GOP must act if Obama refuses to...and impeach Eric Holder.

Video coverage below:



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: afire; arizona; atf; babeu; bafte; brianterry; dever; doj; fastandfurious; gop; gunrunning; holder; holderliedpeopledied; immigration; immigrnatlist; impeach; mexico; obama; steadman

1 posted on 10/07/2011 7:06:19 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

YES! Stand up!


2 posted on 10/07/2011 7:07:37 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: montag813

If Holder were a republican, he’d have resigned long ago.


3 posted on 10/07/2011 7:09:12 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: montag813

the pima county sheriff was not present, of course!


4 posted on 10/07/2011 7:10:03 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: montag813

It’s a start.


5 posted on 10/07/2011 7:12:29 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: montag813
The House GOP must act if Obama refuses to...and impeach Eric Holder... as a warm-up for impeaching Obama!! The buck starts here!!
6 posted on 10/07/2011 7:14:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: ken21

I am curious if Yuma County Sheriff Ogden was present, I didn’t see him in the photo.


7 posted on 10/07/2011 7:15:33 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: ken21

I am curious if Yuma County Sheriff Ogden was present, I didn’t see him in the photo.


8 posted on 10/07/2011 7:15:37 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: montag813

Let’s not get Holder out of there too quickly.

It is unrealistic to think he is the top of the food chain in this business. If he resigned tomorrow the press would pack their mikes and go home. I think we are better off if he fights it for a while and Obama is forced to publicly defend him more and more. If Obama is not dragged into this in a notable way, what is accomplished by getting rid of Holder immediately? Obama will just appoint another racist criminal and go back to business as usual.

See the new boss, same as the old boss.


9 posted on 10/07/2011 7:17:24 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: montag813

That is two-thirds of Arizona. Pay-Back is swift.


10 posted on 10/07/2011 7:18:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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Nobama’s fingerprints are all over this. His planning is not skilled unless it’s a bunch of unwashed hippies and racist maggots that feed on the vote of the misguided.

Operation Fast & Furious is going to the WH.


11 posted on 10/07/2011 7:24:32 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: c-b 1

dunno him.

i looked up his photo and there’s no one as old as him in the group of 10 photo.

so, my guess is—not.


12 posted on 10/07/2011 7:25:37 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ken21

Unfortunately, County sheriff is a political office and that dipstick is supported by rats. Now what about the flyover County sheriffs who are silent?


13 posted on 10/07/2011 7:27:39 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: montag813
10 Arizona Sheriffs Call For Eric Holder to Resign or Be Fired

I wonder if they'll raid his home?

If so, I hope they have video!

14 posted on 10/07/2011 7:29:20 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BerryDingle

They don’t have standing until someone is killed or maimed by the operation in their state. All of Arizona has standing at this point.


15 posted on 10/07/2011 7:30:09 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: ken21

Of course. But kudos to the democratic sheriffs who stood up for what is right alongside their republican peers. That is the kind of unity the country needs. We can unite behind color-blind, politics-blind justice.


16 posted on 10/07/2011 7:34:29 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: montag813

I think if eric showed up in AZ they would arrest him. He better be really careful.


17 posted on 10/07/2011 7:35:38 PM PDT by DCmarcher-976453 (SARAH PALIN 2012)
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To: montag813

ping for later


18 posted on 10/07/2011 7:38:17 PM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: ken21

I guessed no before I loked at the photo, he never met a federal penny he wasn’t in love with. He’s not going to do anything that would put one penny of federal handouts in jeperdy.


19 posted on 10/07/2011 7:38:17 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: DCmarcher-976453

If Obama shows up in Arizona he will be arrested. That’s what the sponsor of one of their eligibility bills told me. Different issue though.


20 posted on 10/07/2011 7:38:49 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: montag813

This is a big big deal. Heads should roll. I can’t believe it even needs to be discussed! The horrible people responsible for this crime should be fired and prosecuted.


21 posted on 10/07/2011 7:43:40 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: montag813

TO HOLDER

You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?


22 posted on 10/07/2011 7:47:33 PM PDT by Beckett08 ("My Jihad means 'My Struggle' So does "Mein Kampf.")
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To: montag813

Bump


23 posted on 10/07/2011 7:49:17 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: montag813

Bump


24 posted on 10/07/2011 7:50:29 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: montag813

This is worse that WATERGATE! And I have been waiting a long time to say that. At least with Watergate, no one died!


25 posted on 10/07/2011 7:50:54 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Let’s not get Holder out of there too quickly. It is unrealistic to think he is the top of the food chain in this business.

He'll sing hoping the first to squeal gets the deal...Soon he'll pointing fingers, providing documents and obtaining private counsel. We can dream.

If he resigned tomorrow the press would pack their mikes and go home.

This is still being investigated and likely more evidence will be forthcoming. Guessing there is more to be revealed. This could threaten this administration, especially if people start turning.

The WH spokesman will announce this is all a smear campaign and election smut as he downplays any involvement.

26 posted on 10/07/2011 7:51:06 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: montag813

Only Arizona! I’m ashamed of the rest of the country!


27 posted on 10/07/2011 7:51:06 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: montag813

If Holder & the Obama did not know about F&F, why are they not demanding the heads of those who did?


28 posted on 10/07/2011 7:51:45 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: montag813

There are 15 counties in AZ. That means there are 5 who don’t stand with us.


29 posted on 10/07/2011 7:55:01 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty
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To: butterdezillion
If Obama shows up in Arizona he will be arrested. That’s what the sponsor of one of their eligibility bills told me. Different issue though.

Somebody's blowing smoke up your butt.

30 posted on 10/07/2011 7:57:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty
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To: ken21
"the pima county sheriff was not present, of course!"

Dupnick?

31 posted on 10/07/2011 7:57:53 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA

No, you mean Clarence Limpdik! I’d like to roll him and his little Marxist Mexican buddy Raul Grijalva up in a ball and roll the both of them across the border. My guess is that the problem with Tucscon is the University of Arizona. Tucson, a kind of “Berkeley in the Desert.”


32 posted on 10/07/2011 8:11:31 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: montag813
Five of the sheriffs are Democrats, and the other five are Republicans. But they spoke in united outrage over the conduct of the Obama Administration in this scandal...and demanded results.

Great news! How long can the press bury this story?

33 posted on 10/07/2011 8:22:01 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Beckett08

now you have been called out for a troll you now come out with this crap post.

Answer the questions about why you were in the anti war movement named ANSWER and why you refuse to condemn the protest troll


34 posted on 10/07/2011 8:30:22 PM PDT by manc (Beckett08 an anti war Answer troll who had to re-register. don't feed the troll, they'll send PM's)
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To: montag813
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said:

For our own government to be complicit in helping them conduct that business is offensive to us.

When will Obama be passing through Cochise county for a campaign swing?

These guys are pretty damn gutsy.

35 posted on 10/07/2011 8:44:03 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

It could get more interesting, but not necessarily satisfying.

We will never see a Democrat president, no matter how criminally guilty, get treatment akin to Richard Nixon’s.


36 posted on 10/07/2011 8:49:00 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I’m not so sure. Times are not good. Even those drooling in cups are getting pissed. They probably account for 30 percent of his supporters.


37 posted on 10/07/2011 8:54:30 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: montag813
"The House GOP must act if Obama refuses to...and impeach Eric Holder. "

Dream on. While I believe that Obama and Biden should also be impeached for F+F, and felony stupidity, the House that we have now won't touch this OR ANYTHING ELSE! They are cowards.

38 posted on 10/07/2011 9:46:21 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Compromise on the Holocaust would have killed three million Jews.)
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To: montag813
"The House GOP must act if Obama refuses to...and impeach Eric Holder. "

Dream on. While I believe that Obama and Biden should also be impeached for F+F, and felony stupidity, the House that we have now won't touch this OR ANYTHING ELSE! They are cowards.

39 posted on 10/07/2011 9:46:32 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Compromise on the Holocaust would have killed three million Jews.)
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To: montag813

These fellows are going to be great on the road during the waning days of the campaign as they tour america demanding the resignation of holder and the impeachment of obama...a hell of a lot more effective than the swiftboaters!!!


40 posted on 10/07/2011 10:05:51 PM PDT by dunblak
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To: unkus

The first breath of it...he’d have been gone long ago.


41 posted on 10/07/2011 10:07:43 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: ctdonath2

Great point!


42 posted on 10/08/2011 5:23:24 AM PDT by DCmarcher-976453 (SARAH PALIN 2012)
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To: dragnet2
I’m not so sure. Times are not good. Even those drooling in cups are getting pissed. They probably account for 30 percent of his supporters.

I hope you are right. The college educated Dems I know still respond to criticism of Barry's criminal activities with juvenile ad hominem remarks about Bush and any/all of the current Republican candidates. They stop just short of outright racist comments on Cain.

43 posted on 10/08/2011 7:15:26 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Beckett08; All
TO HOLDER You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?

Holder and decency? LOL!

44 posted on 10/08/2011 9:03:58 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: c-b 1

Here is a list of the sheriffs that were there. Ralph Ogden did not make it. A good call to Russ Clark on Monday might get some attention.

“I just found a list of Sheriff’s that were there, Dupnik, no surprise, is not one of them. Here they are:

Pinal Sheriff Paul Babeu, Cochise Sheriff Larry Dever, Greenlee Sheriff Steve Tucker, Graham Sheriff PJ Alred, LaPaz Sheriff Don Lowrey, Mohave Sheriff Tom Sheahan, Coconino Sheriff Bill Pribil, Yavapai Sheriff Scott Mascher, Navajo Sheriff KC Clark and Apache Sheriff Joe Dedman.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2789525/posts


45 posted on 10/08/2011 9:11:53 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: montag813

Man call for him to be arrested and locked up with no bail.Sheriff Arpaio can take it from there


46 posted on 10/08/2011 12:36:55 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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