Skip to comments.Republicans want more heads to roll over 'Furious,' claim IG report contradicts Holder testimony
Posted on 09/21/2012 12:46:32 PM PDT by marktwain
Republican lawmakers want more heads to roll over Operation Fast and Furious after a report faulted multiple agencies for letting the failed anti-gunrunning probe get out of hand -- as they cited a key section that appeared to contradict testimony by Attorney General Eric Holder.
One Justice Department official has resigned and another has retired in the wake of the inspector general report. Another 14 officials were forwarded for possible disciplinary action.
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said at a hearing Thursday where Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified that "all 14" should leave the department.
Other lawmakers suggested senior officials -- particularly criminal division chief Lanny Breuer -- should at least face discipline. Further, they hammered the point that the IG report appeared to contradict Holder's testimony earlier this year in which he said wiretap applications did not reveal that gunwalking tactics were being used.
The complaints signaled that, while lawmakers on both sides of the aisle claim to be pleased with the extensiveness of the IG report, Republican critics will continue to push for more documents and more discipline in the wake of the Fast and Furious scandal.
"Sadly, the Department of Justice was not vindicated," said Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. "I just ... can't imagine a headline that reads ... 'passengers charged with speeding, driver exonerated'."
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Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. “I just ... can’t imagine a headline that reads ... ‘passengers charged with speeding, driver exonerated’.”
Quote of the week!
That’s pretty good!
Gowdy is fantastic.
I love that guy! He’s smart and has testicular fortitude.
With our current chief executive??
Two (2) Words.
“Quote of the week!”
Republicans made their decision to betray their oaths and act as traitors when they decided to cooperate with Dems and allow an ineligible CIC.
A report from the IG is nice, but why stop there? Add the IG report to the pile of other paperwork and press on.
We still need to know how Obummer could invoke Executive Privilege when we haven’t (yet) seen any direct involvement on his part. If Obummer wants to cover up (sorry ... protect) his role in this fiasco, then exactly WHAT role did he play?
Then again, at least one of those 14 victims of this report can probably be expected to spill his guts