11.30.2011 0

Eric Holder should resign or be fired

By Bill WilsonEric Holder’s Nixonian levels of paranoia penetrating the upper reaches of the Justice Department notwithstanding, there is indeed a growing chorus of elected officials calling for the Attorney General to step down — and with good cause. One Border Patrol agent and at least 300 Mexicans are dead because of the Justice Department’s operation to funnel guns to Mexican drug cartels.

This was a transfer of firearms from straw purchasers to people who were not legally allowed to purchase them in violation of federal law.  This was deliberately done to put the weapons in the hands of the cartels.  Holder should resign or be fired, having lost the moral authority to lead a department tasked with enforcing the laws of the United States and protecting the American people.

This felony, along with pretending to be in the dark about it, disqualifies Holder from further service.  What apparently started out as a politically motivated operation to justify stricter gun control measures turned into a tragedy.  Justice can only be served by Holder’s immediate removal from office.

Bill Wilson is the President of Americans for Limited Government. You can follow Bill on Twitter at @BillWilsonALG.

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