It’s about damn time, someone stepped up. Obama’s in full CYA mode.
Here’s what he told reporters today, when asked about the scandals enveloping his administration:
“Now, with respect to Solyndra and Fast and Furious, you know, I think — you know, I have been very clear. That I have complete confidence in the Attorney General Holder in how he handles his office. He has been very aggressive in going after gunrunning and cash transactions that are going to these transnational drug cartels in Mexico. There has been a lot of cooperation between the United States and Mexico on this front. He’s indicated he was not aware of what was happening in Fast and Furious. Certainly I was not. And I think both he and i would have been very unhappy if somebody had suggested that guns were allowed to pass through that could have been prevented by the United States of America,” President Obama said at a news conference on Thursday.
“He’s assigned an Inspector General to look into how exactly this happened and I have complete confidence in him and I have complete confidence in the process to figure out who in fact was responsible for that decision and how it got made,” Obama added.
Watch RCP video, here.
Via Gateway Pundit:
The Inspector General Holder hired to get to the bottom of it is widely understood to be in the tank for the administration. In other words that report will be a complete white wash. So would any report coming from a Special Counsel appointed by Holder or Obama..
ABC 15.com, out of Phoenix reports:
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and nine other elected sheriffs will hold a press conference to discuss ATF’s “Operation Fast and Furious.” 11am, Arizona Peace Officers Memorial, Wesley Bolin Plaza, Phoenix.
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 Sheriff’s of Arizona and the fact they are helping us demand justice for my brothers murder.”
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.