Friday, August 12, 2011

Barack Obama rejects calls for Eric Holder to resign. Note this is a Hispanic news outlet that asked the question that the Anglo media won't.

La Opinión is a Spanish-language daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, USA and distributed throughout the six counties of Southern California. It is the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the United States and second-most read newspaper in Los Angeles (after The Los Angeles Times). -- Wikipedia.

Josh Gerstein of Politico's "Under the Radar blog (irony there, huh?) that:

President Barack Obama has forcefully rejected calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over a controversial federal law enforcement operation that allegedly allowed hundreds of guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels.

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and the National Rifle Association have called for Holder's resignation over "Operation Fast and Furious," the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives investigation that monitored suspicious gun sales. Several of the weapons have been recovered from drug gangs in Mexico and two guns were found at the scene of the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent last December.

However, when asked at a roundtable with Spanish-language print media on Monday whether Holder should quit, Obama said flatly, "No."

"He was kind of uncomfortable with the question, I'd say," one of the journalists on hand, Antonieta Cadiz of La Opinion, said. (Read her story here, or the Google Translation into English here.)

Holder has ordered an Office of Inspector General probe into "Fast and Furious," which is also being investigated by Congress. The attorney general said last week that the practice of "gun-walking" allegedly involved in the ATF operation was "not an appropriate technique."

"That is not a technique that should ever be used," Holder told a news conference at the Justice Department.


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Mark Matis said...

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Robert Fowler said...

"That is not a technique that should ever be used," Holder told a news conference at the Justice Department."

Especially after you get caught. I don't particularly want Holder to resign. I would much rather see him in prison blue standing behind the bars of his cell. May Obummer can share with him.