Sheriff Babeu still outraged over the senseless murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who he notes, served on the border with his brother, blasted Attorney General Holder and President Obama in an interview with NRA News, yesterday.
“They don’t want to take responsibility for things they’ve done that have resulted in the murder of our hero, border patrol agent, Brian Terry.”
“Who speaks for him?”, Babeu demanded. “Who stands up for his rights?”
“These people run for cover. Not the bad guys. Eric Holder. Obama. None of them having the honor of their office to accept responsibility because they’re in charge – they have the audacity (not of hope) the audacity to say on national TV, “Let’s be careful here, we can’t necessarily connect Fast and Furious to the murder of this agent. Well, let me tell you something, two guns that were found on the scene that murdered Brian Terry were facilitated into the hands of these criminals and were found on that crime scene. That’s what we call in law enforcement, ‘evidence’.”
Meanwhile, the Attorney General, back from his taxpayer-funded Caribbean junket, is feeling quite put upon because a certain conservative blog has been diligently tracking the number of Republicans in Congress demanding he step down:
Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday told a reporter with the conservative news website The Daily Caller that the news organization was ginning up calls for him to resign over ATF’s botched Operation Fast and Furious.
The reporter approached Holder after an event at the White House on the federal government’s efforts to combat counterfeit goods.
“You guys need to… you guys need to stop this,” TPM heard Holder tell the reporter. “There’s not a damn thing happening, you guys are behind this.”
That was TPM, by the way, so naturally they use the “botched” descriptor – it was all one big oopsie! Ryan J. Reilly is also careful to note at the end of his piece that ‘problems with “gun walking” in ATF’s Phoenix office predate the Obama administration.’ Of course. It was Bush’s fault.
Except the operation in 2006 was much smaller (and was ended as soon as guns were lost), worked with the Mexican Government, and the ATF actually made an effort to track the guns. Key differences that don’t ever seem to get mentioned by the equivocators. Holder himself knew better than to equivocate the two operations in his own testimony on Capitol Hill.
Now The Daily Caller has their story up – with audio: Holder lashes out at The Daily Caller while refusing to address growing calls for his resignation:
What was actually said:
The reporter asked him for a response to the growing chorus of federal legislators demanding his resignation.
Holder stepped towards the exit, then turned around, stepped back toward the reporter, and sternly said, “You guys need to — you need to stop this. It’s not an organic thing that’s just happening. You guys are behind it.”
Holder then walked offstage without answering TheDC’s request for comment about calls for his resignation.
Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley’s two new blistering commentaries on Operation Fast and Furious and Attorney General Eric Holder’s curious lack of knowledge about that operation’s direct link to the slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last year may signal what awaits Holder next week when he is scheduled to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. Grassley threw a left jab at Holder Monday and followed it up today with a right hook that – if this were a boxing match – might have left the embattled attorney general on the mat. All of this is fascinating Pacific Northwest gun owners, who have been following this story for months here and here, and on other gun rights forums as well.