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:
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