Skip to comments.Ten Arizona Sheriffs Call For Special Counsel to Investigate Eric Holder
Posted on 10/08/2011 5:08:33 PM PDT by Kaslin
Shortly after Attorney General Eric Holder sent a combative letter to Congress yesterday denying he knew about Operation Fast and Furious prior to testimony in May 2011, (despite memos showing Holder was briefed at least five times in July and August 2010 about the program) ten Arizona sheriffs, including National Sheriff of the Year Paul Babeu, came together to demand accountability from Holder for the lethal program that deliberately put 2,000 high powered weapons into the hands of the most dangerous criminals in North America.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and nine other elected Sheriffs from across Arizona held a Press Conference today regarding “Operation Fast and Furious.”
Sheriff Paul Babeu, President of the Arizona Sheriffs Association, announced that the gathering of Arizona’s elected Sheriffs is equally represented with five Democrats and five Republicans. “This is not a partisan issue, but a serious public safety issue that threatens the safety of our citizens and our deputies. Our own federal government has armed the very cartels that our law enforcement are fighting with on a daily basis.”
The Sheriffs are demanding the truth from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and believe that those responsible should be held criminally accountable for allowing 2,000 guns, including assault weapons and 50 caliber rifles, to be purchased on U.S. soil and then turned over to the drug cartels of Mexico. As a result of their reckless facilitation and distribution of these weapons, our deputies and American citizens may now face the barrel of a gun that was placed in the hands of criminals by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Citizens of the United States and Mexico have already been murdered by cartel members who now posses these weapons. There is no doubt more bloodshed will occur on both sides of the border, since over 1,500 weapons still remain unaccounted for.
The Arizona Sheriffs are also calling for a special counsel to investigate Operation Fast and Furious in addition to what Eric Holder knew about the program and when he knew it.
The following Arizona Sheriffs have joined in calling for a Special Counsel to immediately be appointed to fairly investigate Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice for Operation Fast and Furious: 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.
In addition, Babeu has launched a petition aimed at holding President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano accountable for the program.
Navajo County Sheriff KC Clark said: “I’m outraged that our own federal government has betrayed local law enforcement by arming violent foreign criminals and it now appears evident that Attorney General Holder may have lied under oath.”
Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher said: “The Attorney General can’t be trusted to fairly self investigate these possible criminal charges of gun running which has resulted in murders of both individuals from the U.S. and Mexico. A Special Counsel must be appointed.”
Kent Terry, the brother of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry who was viciously murdered with assault weapons supplied to the cartels by our own government said, “My family and I are very thankful for the Sheriffs of Arizona and the fact they are helping us demand justice for my brothers murder.”
Not to mention the SOBs did it to get ammo to use against the 2nd amendment.
...anyway, maybe Sheriff Paul Babeu should invite Holder to come to his county to talk about the situation...
...Babeu then could detain Holder in his jail for a trial for the murder of border agent Brian A. Terry.
God bless their courage!
“Ten Arizona Sheriffs Call For Special Counsel to Investigate Eric Holder”
This headline needs to expand by October, 2012:
“3,000 Sheriffs Call For Special Counsel to Investigate Eric Holder and impeach obuma”
Sheriff Joe is tied up investigating the illegal alien in the White House. Go Joe!
God Bless Arizona Sheriffs :)
“One would wonder why Sheriff Joe wasn’t a participant.”
My question exactly!
If Holder and the Obama didn’t know about F&F, why aren’t they demanding the heads of those who did?
People should have been yelling and screaming for this almost from Inauguration Day
Worst in history, no doubt
This headline needs to expand by October, 2012:
3,000 Sheriffs Call For Special Counsel to Investigate Eric Holder and impeach obuma
Your idea is a good one for another reason, I would ferret out the Clarence Loopdik look alike “sheriffs” so we could start the process of voting them out. Of course it would not work in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other liberal sh!tholes.
“Not to mention the SOBs did it to get ammo to use against the 2nd amendment.”
Sadly the whole scandal is premised upon a violation of the 2nd amendment.
The Federal Government does not have the right to prohibit gun sales. Only the States(including local Governments) can do that if they are so authorized by their people.
While this ATF operation represents a scandalous attempt to track gun-sales in the interest of political ammunition. The reality is the Federal Government never had the right to stop them.
The ten should fly to Dc, place Holder in cuffs and frog march him back to the state.
Sheriffs might have the power to do it. Holder broke the law and should be made to pay for it.
This whole regime is a rotting pile of trash.
Uh, Holders bodyguards might have something to say about your suggestion.
All these Sheriff’s need to do is:
FILE FIRST DEGREE MURDER CHARGES AGAINST HOLDER and everyone else involved. The Governor signs the extradition warrant, and according to my copy of the Constitution, they are required to turn them over. Game Over. The only other solution I see is to Have MEXICO file charges then have them all extradited for Prosecution. NOBODY in Congress will do a damn thing about this, if they honestly cared about all the destruction and innocent lives snuffed out by this ACT OF TREASON, they would all be awaiting Execution. They currently have More than enough Evidence to secure a conviction in ANY MEXICAN COURT, if only these Corrupt Bastards like ISSA would use it.
Like I said before Dog meets Pony.
I was about to write this thought myself. Is not the Sheriff the highest legal authority on the land? “Cuff em!”
Absolutely, and there is LEGAL PRECEDENCE from the Supreme Court stating so, The Duly elected Sheriff of ANY COUNTY USA, is the SUPREME LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL in that county, yes over and above ALL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS.
Dems leaned years back that 'gun control' did NOT work for them as an issue. Dems don't run on it, their butt boys in the media don't talk about it anymore, and this 'sting' had nothing to do with gun control.
If an issue doesn't get votes for dems they drop it. This sting had to do with finding conservative 'lone wolfs' and presenting them to the nation as dangerous ... IMHO.
A side business might have been supplying guns to criminals in exchange for 'favors' - kind of a Chicago Way thing...
Well, think what you like. I know most dems won’t run on gun control, BUT Bozo doesn’t need an election to force a bill, or an amendment to a bill, through the legislature, particularly when he had a captive legislature. All he needed was an excuse and Fast and Furious, or Gunwalker if you will, was the excuse. You reasons are most likely true also, but gun control was a big part of it. This is What Bozo meant when he told people he was working on gun control “behind the scenes”.
Elites don't want an issue that works against them getting any traction. Gun control works against them.
Portraying conservatives as dangerous anti-government nuts works for them...
Fast and Furious was either an extension of the 'vast right wing conspiracy' or it was a kick back scam worked out with drug lords in Mexico to supply them with guns in exchange for cash ( the Chicago Way kickback scam).
Or it was neither - what it wasn't was 'gun control'.
Obama didn't say ONE thing about gun control in the last election. NOT ONE question about gun control came from the current liberal 'moderators' in Republican debates.
What Obama said about conservative citizens clinging to guns and religion was a slam against conservatives - NOT a call for gun control.