Skip to comments.Obama mum on Fast and Furious - President speaks up for Holder.
Posted on 07/11/2012 6:54:27 PM PDT by Nachum
CEDAR RAPIDS - President Barack Obama didn't answer a question posed by The Hawk Eye about the so-called Fast and Furious scandal, citing the ongoing investigation.
But he took the opportunity to defend Attorney General Eric Holder's actions so far. The U.S. House voted to find Holder in contempt of Congress last week, due to the fact that his office did not turn over key documents to aid in Congress' investigation of the scandal.
U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has been at the forefront of the investigation, which alleges that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed guns to be sold to straw dealers in Arizona who then sold the weapons to criminals across the border. The "gun-walking" resulted in the deal of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry. On Monday, five individuals were indicted on charges in connection with Terry's death.
"What I will say is this: Everybody acknowledges that gun-running to Mexican cartels is a big problem along the borders," Obama said, adding that it's a challenge for not only the ATF but also other federal officials. "Attorney General Holder has been the first to acknowledge that anything that happened under his watch, you know, he takes responsibility for."
(Excerpt) Read more at thehawkeye.com ...
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
The Obama Titanic going down fast; pray that all in this Regime are on deck.
Never stopped hussein before. Remember "...acted stupidly..." ??? When it comes to acting stupid, hussein should know.
The real question is, given hussein's penchant for throwing people under the bus when they are no-longer useful (or worse, become a liability)... What does Holder have on hussein? It must be something of the nature of a felony or multiple felony counts to keep hussein from crunching Holder under a Greyhound.
“Attorney General Holder has been the first to acknowledge that anything that happened under his watch, you know, he takes responsibility for.”
Stand up for Holder??
Sounds to me like he just cut him loose.
Holder better look down cause there isn’t any earth
beneath his feet now.
Wonder if he worked it out with Obama, he’ll take the
rap now and Obama pardons him on leaving office.
The question that should be asked of Him EVERY SINGLE DAY IS,Mr. President, Can you give us Just ONE reason why the United States Government should be sending THOUSANDS of automatic weapons to the Most Barbaric Drug Cartels on the Planet with no intention of tracking them?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.